Pop Up Exhibit: Knitting and Weaving and Embroidery

Do you knit, crochet, embroider, weave, or do needlework? The library is hosting a pop up exhibit on Wednesday, January 22 in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room (Library Level 3), sponsored by Iggy’s Yarnsters, the library’s knitting group, and Hats for Hope organizers. Librarian Cynthia Becht, will offer a brief overview of the items at 12:00p. Some of items on display include: 

  • 2 needlework books with miniature samples of knitting and embroidery
  • A New Testament from 1638 with an embroidered binding
  • Frank Leslie’s Lady’s Magazine with patterns from 1863
  • An 1898 book of weaving patterns woven in France with exquisite fabric samples
  • A selection of circulating books recently purchased on Reconstruction Era fashions and fashions from the Gilded Age.

Stop by anytime!

About the William H. Hannon Library:

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. The library is open to the public during regular business hours. More information can be found at http://library.lmu.edu

For more information about this event, contact John Jackson, Head of Outreach & Communications for the William H. Hannon Library, at (310) 338-5234 or john.jackson@lmu.edu.

Wednesday, January 22 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

William H. Hannon Library, Archives and Special Collections Reading Room
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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