These remarkable embroideries include colourful raised and flatwork pictoral panels, beautiful samplers and household items such as boxes and cushions and dress accessories including caps, coifs and gloves.
The exhibition will explore the context in which these dramatic and technically exacting works were made, examining their importance in creating the ideal goodly and godly woman through the discipline of painstaking embroidery, reinforcing both social status and appropriate behaviour.
The Eye of the Needle is curated by Dr Mary Brooks, University of Durham.
Opening Dates and Times
|Exhibition Open||1 August 2014 to 12 October 2014|
|Opening Times||10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays|
more info from http://www.ashmolean.org/events/SpecialEvents/?id=148