The Art of Needlework
Needlework & embroidery have been a form of expression in most cultures for hundreds of years, especially for women. Explore these titles for a cultural tour of this ancient tradition.
The embroiderer's story: needlework from the Renaissance to the present day
q TT770.B425 1995
Gardening with silk and gold: a history of gardens in embroidery
q NK9204.B38 1997
Was the Bayeux tapestry made in France? the case for Saint-Florent of Saumur
NK3049.B3 B38 2005
Silken threads: a history of embroidery in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam
q NK9272.C48 2005
Goddess embroideries of Eastern Europe
q NK9242.K45 1996x
Flowers of silk & gold: four centuries of Ottoman embroidery
q NK9265.A1 K76 2000
Needlework Through History: An Encyclopedia
The subversive stitch: embroidery and the making of the feminine
NK9206 .P37 1984
Jewish ceremonial embroidery
BM729.H35 S25 1988
The needlework of Mary, Queen of Scots
q DA 787 .A3 S9
Rennie Mackintosh inspirations in embroidery
q NK8847.6.M23 W66 2004x
Britain's Bayeux Tapestry
Here you can read the tale told by the Bayeux Tapestry - The story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066. William's defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings ensured the success of the Norman invasion of England... From the Museum of Reading.
The Hmong migrated from southern China in the nineteenth century to the mountainous areas of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. During the Vietnam War, many immigrated to the United States. Paj ntaub or "flower cloth" is a needlework art form that continues to be produced by Hmong artists in this country. This is a digital collection of photographs from the University of California - Irvine Libraries.
Located in Washington DC, the museum is a center for scholarly research, conservation, interpretation and exhibition of textiles, with particular concern for the artistic, technical and cultural significance of its collections.