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Words embroidered in the by an unidentified Afro-American woman, hospitalized over 30 years. Now in the Glore Psychiatric Museum in Joplin, MO. Link goes to a nursing-school study of the piece and what is known about the maker.

Joseph Parrish: Photographs of Inmates of the Imbecile Asylum. Burlington, N.J., [1886?]

Joseph Parrish – Photographs of Inmates of the Imbecile Asylum – DRTENGE

COLOURFUL PAISLEY embroidery from my wild child

I could look at paisley and markers all day! Nice template to use for drawing paisleys for cake decorating!

"Master of embroidery Evelin Kasikov recently began a new project involving cross stitched portraits. Using an identical grid, each image is created using a mix of geometric stitching styles and thread of varying color and thickness that results in these beautifully pixelated faces."

Stitched Portrait Project by Evelin Kasikov textiles portraits embroidery

A New Day by My Big Toe - Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

-Welcome to a new day - with inspiration to make it a good one. Stitched on Flax Belfast, the finished size is 7

Stitched altered book - Lisa Kokin - what a good idea...a different take on blackout poetry

Can do redacted poetry, too - just stitch through all the words you don't want (instead of marking them out) Stitched altered book - Lisa Kokin

Rachael Taylor: Artist Review / / Vicky Lindo

"My Sailors Left Me" - Vicky Lindo artist embroidered sampler

Agnes' Jacket - In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform.

Agnes Richter: embroidered straitjacket from the Prinzhorn Collection The Station Spin: Encoded Cloth