Kaleidoscope: Embroidery through the Generations 1867-2017

  • Dates:February 28, 2017 - April 15, 2017 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Daly House Museum
  • City:Brandon
  • Times:10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Address: 122 - 18th Street Brandon, MB
  • Phone: (204) 727-1722
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  • Region: Western
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Daly House Museum will be featuring the exhibit, “Kaleidoscope: Embroidery Through the Ages” in their special exhibit room in the Museum.  The exhibit, curated by the Brandon Embroiderers, is a tribute to the art of embroidery in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

In keeping with the theme, the exhibit emphasizes the timeless art of embroidery, while detailing how the art or craft has changed over the last 150 years.  Women of all cultures and times have decorated their homes with embroidered household items, and clothing has been lovingly ornamented.  At one time needlework was taught as much as the three R’s, and a woman was valued if she could master the skill.  In the 1950’s, thread became very affordable and women bought iron-on patterns and kits as projects.  Lately, embroidery has changed, as new threads and materials are available.  What was a decorating practice has become an art on its own.  Embroidery is often personalized and used as mementoes and as gifts.  Sylvia Barr, co-curator of the exhibit proclaims enthusiastically, “when you scan the room from old to new, you can really see how embroidery has changed.  It’s become much freer, more personalized, more artistic.  Much less reliant on rules, kits, and patterns.”

Kaleidoscope: Embroidery through the Generations 1867-2017
  • (204) 727-1722
  • 122 - 18th Street
  • Brandon, MB