Tuesday 22 December 2009

The Plimoth Jacket at Winterthur

I know that like you, I have been knocked over by the passion and inspiration and wealth of stitching design and knowledge that has gone into recreating the Plimoth Jacket. An appeal has just been set up to raise money to display the Plimoth Jacket at Winterthur, Delaware which will linked to a conference. Not only will they be dedicating some wonderful space to the jacket, but plan on a much larger exhibition to be mounted in 2011 which will use the jacket and the research surrounding it to tell a much larger story about materials culture and needlework. As with all museum exhibits and especially in these times, proper ’story-telling’ is expensive and for most museums, exhibitions must be funded externally. The original planned showing had to be cancelled because of lack of museum funds in a difficult economic climate. If you could donate just $5 it would make such a difference. Thistle Threads pledge to match all donations up to $3,000. To make your donation to this historic happening, simply click here.

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