This exhibit examines and celebrates the fiber arts of Adaline Havemeyer Perkins (1913-1998). Taught as a child by her grandmother to sew, Mrs. Perkins kept up her needle arts and expanded them as an adult to include embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, applique, and piecework. Most of her art had domestic applications as pillows, clothing, doorstops, wall hangings and quilts. She developed original designs as illustrations for her friends and family’s interests, as documentation of trips, and as records of special places and family homes. The remarkable originality of her concepts and designs, the skill of their execution and the sheer volume of her creations are testaments to her superb artistry and craftsmanship.
Fiber Arts by Adaline Havemeyer Perkins
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