Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Elaborate Embroidery, Fabrics for Menswear before 1815
The fineness of the silk embroidery is stunning, including the use of thread patterns over the velvet to give the impression of lace overlay, as seen in this picture to the left.
The exhibit also contains a few magnified pictures by our friend Cristina Carr! This has become a new thing at the MET where her microscopic images are being used to enhance the conversation about exhibited textiles and, I for one, am mesmerized by that level of detail!
If you can't get there before the exhibit is taken off on July 19th, then take a gander at a few of the examples on the exhibit webpage.