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Flowery Encouragement

Here in New York City, spring has been slow to appear.  Bryant Park finally has pansies and daffodils, but it’s still been cold and blustery most of the month.  We thought some embroidered spring flowers would help coax the real … Continue reading

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Needle-sharp Skills pt. I

In honor of Women’s History Month, let us talk about the history of educating women.  This seems especially apt, because 84% of the overall students here at FIT are female.  Historically, the needle-arts have been associated with female gentility and … Continue reading

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Busy time of year for Santa’s Helpers

For the last month, the Periodicals Department has been full of students working hard on final projects.  We’ve had students working on fashion illustration, packaging design, interiors, papers, and who knows what else.  But now that the dust has settled, … Continue reading

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Ruled with needlework?

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee (yes, a bit late), we offer you this: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57446197/embroidering-royalty/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft%3BflexGridModule Note that FIT offers some embroidery classes as well, although nothing to rival the Royal School of Needlework. Beth    

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