Textile Teach-in: Needlework Sampler

Date: September 19, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

September is back to school month so it's time to learn! Samplers were historically made by embroiderers as a reference showing patterns and stitches they knew as well as by beginners as a demonstration or test of their needlework skills; they often included the alphabet, the maker's name, poems, decorative stitching and images.

In this Textile Teach-in, workshop participants will learn a variety of embroidery stitches and create a small sampler of needlework techniques.

This workshop is free and open to all. Admission to the Textile Museum is pay-what-you-can after 5 pm on Wednesdays.

Textile Teach-ins are generously supported by the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Image: Sampler by Catherine Cooper, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1861-1862. Gift of Alison Mackay, T98.0159