Spring flowery textiles

Embroidery of 2 pink flowers on white linen
This is a strip from a larger sampler of counted work embroidery. Metropolitan Museum of Art, c. 1650.

Hi, all,

Here in New York, it’s raining. And it’s spring, finally! Spring and rain mean mostly one thing, and here at FIT, we think of all the ways this is reflected in fashion and textiles.

Here are some old flowers to get you through midterms:

Flowery encouragement: A V & I post about embroidered flowers

Happy Spring!

Embroidered bird chasing embroidered worm
This detail is from a women’s embroidered cap. Metropolitan Museum of Art, c. 1600.
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