Meet Lady Evelyn Stewart Murray, an early twentieth-century needworker and needlework collector, and admire her former home where many of these pieces are on display. Discover Madeira’s Marghab House of Embroidery, which produces gorgeous embroidered linens in cutwork and three-dimensional textural designs. Anne Wood Murray is another needlework collector affiliated with the Smithsonian National Museum. Kate Fowler Merle-Smith shares her large collection of folk costumes.
See the beauty of Iroquois beadwork. Discover and enjoy historical threadwork. Embroider Lily of the Valley napkins and a music box top. Knit a pair of elegant stockings. Bead a lovely Native American-style bag. Plus, The Needleworker explores the knitting stitch.