Here is the page to see all the details: http://www.winterthur.org/education/adult/conferences/the-inspired-needle-embroidery-past-and-present/ If you are into historical aspects of the needlework – yes, samplers, but more than that – you might want to take a good look at the lectures and offerings. But I am bringing up the topic simply because it is related to my previous post about the Winterthur Needlework Conference. But I am bringing up the topic simply because it is related to my previous post about the Winterthur Needlework Conference. Given the collecting interests of first Mr. Dupont and then the museum itself, there are many books on the decorative arts, including needlework and lace. Winterthur Needlework Conference. In addition to the exhibition, Winterthur will host a conference, also entitled “Embroidery: The Thread of History” on October 19-20, 2018. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I expected maybe 100, tops. Okay, so that title is a loaded question and one that could take hours to answer. The grounds are beautiful and so worth taking the time to walk and explore treasures everywhere. WINTERTHUR, DELAWARE—WHAT: Winterthur Needlework Conference: “The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament” WHEN: Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 WHERE: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735 BACKGROUND: For centuries, instruction in needlework was an important part Both plain sewing and fancy embroidery required considerable time and effort. A WINTERTHUR CONFERENCE OCTOBER19–20, 2018 Whether made for pleasure and enjoyment or learned as a skill to earn a living, embroidery has served as a type of historical record with the delicately stitched “documents” chronicling the past and present for the future. (Special thanks to Anne, who presented her knowledge of Erica Wilson’s life and work during a work shop at Winterthur’s 2016 Needlework Conference and graciously shared selections of her Ph.D. dissertation research with us). In this past week, I’ve come to learn that they are still going forward with a needlework conference in October and doing it virtually. ( Log Out /  Winterthur Virtual Needlework Conference I’ve written about Winterthur before – see the Threads of History post I did about a year and a half ago. Presentation at the Winterthur Museum’s Needlework Conference, Embroidery: The Thread of History, Winterthur, Delaware. This year’s Ceramics Conference at Winterthur, April 23–24, focuses on ceramics that were marketed internationally—from China to the United States to Mexico and beyond. Reif, Rita. To subscribe to Winterthur Unreserved and receive an e-mail every time a new post is published, click on the “Follow” button at the lower right corner of the screen and enter your e-mail address. (They also do something similar for furniture making and a third one of another topic that I can’t seem to think of in this moment.) Winterthur Virtual Conference The Winterthur Museum is sponsoring a virtual embroidery conference with interactive sessions on October 2 & 3 and lectures available throughout October. This January, Winterthur acquired at auction a canvaswork picture associated with a group of needlework made in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. (Special thanks to Anne, who presented her knowledge of Erica Wilson’s life and work during a work shop at Winterthur’s 2016 Needlework Conference and graciously shared selections of her Ph.D. dissertation research with us). If I am remembering correctly, the needlework one had the largest attendance – about 200 people.). 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