Interesting reading from my own collection.
Embroidery adapted from an anatomical image from
One of the texts we will use.Using the collections we will:
- Explore some historical concepts of femininity and domesticity
- Examine images of female anatomy and fetal development
- Each select an image from a natural history, botanical, or anatomical text to use as an embroidery template
- Examine diagrams and descriptions of how to perform basic suture techniques
An illustration from the Bernard book, above.We will also:
- Transfer an image onto fabric for embroidering
- Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches
- Learn and practice historical suture stitches, on fabric
- Discuss relationships between medicine, needlework, and gender.
- Discuss the differences between sewing the body, sewing clothing, and decorative stitching.
- Have some fun (yes, fun!)
The natural history books have some adorable animals to embroider, too!
The workshop will be held-
Thursdays, September 14 - October 5, 2017
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
$290 General Public | $250 Friends, Fellows, Members, Seniors, Students with ID
Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Click HERE to be directed to the Academy workshop description and link to register.