Embroiderer's Guild of America
May 3 – September 6
Museum of Texas Tech University - Gallery 1
The Embroiderer's Guild of America's 20th National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye, is a showcase of the best in artistic and technical embroidery. This juried exhibit features contemporary embroidery from across the nation. The works include both traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques employed to create clothing, wall-pieces, jewelry, vessels and sculpture. The exhibition shows the diversity of embroidery and how this age old art form continues to be practiced by artists of the 21st century.
For the Museum of Texas Tech venue the works will be complimented by pieces made by skilled embroiderers from the region, many of whom are master embroiderers. Embroidered pieces from the Clothing and Textile Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University will round out the offerings -- wonderful 1820s school girl samplers, 18th century embroidered purses, embroidered household linens and other works from the permanent collection will be showcased.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Sue Spargo will give a lecture and trunk show on Wednesday, July 1 at 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Click on the flyer below to enlarge.