Monday, December 14, 2009

Extraordinary Embroidery

Today marks the unveiling of the recreation of a lavishly embroidered 17th-century woman’s waistcoat. Read the story and you'll see why this was no small feat. Development and production of materials not made for centuries, hundreds of stitchers and thousands of hours. Tricia Wilson Nguyen, MIT trained textile engineer, spear headed the project, she has so much to be proud of. And a great big thank you to all those involved. For those of you in my "listening area" the jacket will be on display at the Winterthur museum in Delaware for the next two years before returning to Plymouth Massachusetts.

story of the 17th-century waistcoat

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