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Cross Stitch & Needlework


A 19th Century Woman's Place... includes a monthly presentation of different needlework projects from 19th century women's magazines.

American Schoolgirl Needlework is a display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Antique Textile Seminars

Asian Arts has information about Heavens' Embroidered Cloths: One Thousand Years of Chinese Textiles.

Bayeux Tapestry

The Canadian Museum of Civilization has an exhibition of the Kimonos of Itchiku Kubota.

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has a Textiles page.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco show their Textiles Collection and an art image database.

Galleria delle Tappezzerie from the Vatican.

Hmong Textiles with examples of embroidery and applique.

The Huichol Art Center has pictures of Huichol Indian yarn painting from Mexico.

Joyce Miller's Embroidery Page has charts for counted thread designs from the medieval period.

The Krannert Art Museum has a Pre-Columbian Collection that includes a burial mantle. The trim of needlework hummingbirds is visible in close detail.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a Costumes and Textiles page. Of special note is a Pre-Columbian burial mantle, Peru, Paracas, 300 B.C.-A.D. 300, decorated with stem and buttonhole stitches.

Master Richard Wymarc's Medieval Embroidery Webpage

Medieval/Renaissance Embroidery Homepage

Native American Indian Art has links to several sites showing beadwork, quillwork and embroidery.

The Newfoundland Museum has a text-only page about Newfoundland Samplers.

OSC-CEE-Ukrainian server and its Traditional Arts - Embroidery page.

The Peabody Essex Museum has more than one textiles page.

Reflections of the Past has pictures of the antique textiles, embroidered fabrics, samplers, needlework, laces and clothing that they sell.

Kim Brody Salazar has "links to historical needlework sites not usually listed by others."

Simply Embroidery is a discussion of the historical aspects of embroidery and its use in the Society For Creative Anachronism.

Tapestries Home Page

Textiles Through Time and the Museum For Textiles

Victoriana, Resources for Victorian Living has an article on Southern Decorative Needlework

The Washington National Cathedral has pictures of some of the cathedral's needlework on display.


American Needlepoint Guild - information available at the Hard-to-Find Needlework Books site.

Charted Designers of America

Cross Stitch Guild - information available at Jane Greenoff's Home Page.

The Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc.

Indian River Chapter - Melbourne, Florida

Vintage Stitchers Chapter - East (San Francisco) Bay, California

Embroidery Guilds in Australia is a list maintained by Fiona Thorne

Historic Needlework Guild

Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework

Smocking Arts Guild of America

TNNA: The National Needlework Association is a non-profit trade organization. One must be part of the needlework industry in order to join.

ABC Quilts Project is "a national, volunteer organization that provides handmade quilts to at-risk babies across the world."

Caring Hands makes quilts for abused and battered children in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Project Linus provides homemade security blankets to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Center.