Thursday, September 8, 2016

Winterthur Needlework Conference October 14-15, 2016

Winterthur is again hosting an amazing needlework conference full of fantastic and interesting lectures researching embroidery history as well as tours and embroidery classes.  I am happy to be both lecturing and teaching a piece during the symposium and wanted to share the photo of the finished project for those who are interested in signing up for the symposium.

The piece is inspired by the 17th century sampler worked by Mehitable Payson between 1698-1706 in Massachusetts.  The piece features many fragments of double running bands, satin stitch bands and reversible counted work as well as some lovely needlelace bands.  This sampler is more of a sampler than others with different patterns in the same horizontal band.  I have chosen some of my favorite to produce a small sampler to introduce the cutwork techniques.  The sampler is worked in Soie Paris silk and linen thread for the cutwork, like the original.

If you are interested in more information about the conference and registration, check out the Winterthur website pages.


  1. Its so pretty will it be available later to those who can't attend? Thanks
    Good Luck
    Northern California

  2. Lovely! I'm one of the lucky ones attending and taking the class. Really looking forward to it!

  3. Love it, especially the needlelace. Any chance you'll be releasing it as there's no way I can attend; I'm in New Zealand.

  4. Replies
    1. Thank goodness with my stash I could kit it up I think. I like all of it the needle lace and cross stitch both, Thank you

    2. Good! Sign me up for any online class on this. It's beautiful-and I love the name 'Mehitable'.