Exhibitions

Needles + Pins:

Needles + Pins:
Needles + Pins:

Needles + Pins:

Textiles & Tools
March 27, 2008 - February 15, 2009

Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools was as much about textiles and the many processes of creating them as it is the tools themselves. Rare and never before seen textiles were displayed in Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools selected from the Museum of International Folk Art’s vast collection of more than 20,000 textiles. Spinning wheels, looms, needles, sewing boxes, and adrinka stamps, among many other tools of the trade, will also come from the Museum’s rich holdings.

Often intricately carved or made of precious metal, sewing tools they can be seen as works of art. The finished product of each process – weaving, embroidery, sewing/needle arts, lace making, non-woven textiles, printing, and painting, was on view. The textiles displayed were coming out of storage for the first time.  Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools took a comprehensive look at textiles and textile production from around the world.

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