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Craft And The Art Of Embroidery In Colonial Boston
Craft And The Art Of Embroidery In Colonial Boston
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Craft And The Art Of Embroidery In Colonial Boston

Friday, May 18, 2012 10:30a to 5:00p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Needlework Symposium Embroidery played an important and varied role in colonial society. A practical skill, it was used to embellish clothing and household textiles, while schoolgirl samplers, pictures, and coats of arms developed into symbols of wealth and status. Knowledge of embroidery also provided women with a means to earn a living by teaching, selling supplies, and drawing embroidery patterns. This symposium will explore many aspects of embroidery in colonial Boston: its relationship to the… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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