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In Stitches

By Melanie Fields and Ann Zlotnik

What tools and media come to mind when you think of creating art? Brushes and paint? Pens and ink? Clay and kilns? What about needles and thread?

February is National Embroidery Month. We’d like to take this chance to boast about the sewing arts and share some of the intricate pieces from the Marian Library. These works of needlepoint, cross-stitch, hand embroidery and more reflect their artists’ time, patience, talent and love. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

For a larger selection of embroidered artworks, check out our Pinterest board: Marian Embroideries

Looking ahead

Would you like to see embroideries from the Royal School of Needlework in London that have never been displayed in the United States? Visit the Marian Library at the University of Dayton from April 4 through Aug. 26 for the exhibit A Vision of Art and Faith: The Litany of Loreto and the Work of Ezio Anichini (1886-1948).

— Melanie Fields is a library specialist in the Marian Library, working with artwork and special collections, writing informative articles and communicating about the Marian Library through a variety of media. Ann Zlotnik designs print, digital and exhibit materials across University Libraries while managing marketing, communication and websites specific to the Marian Library.

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