What’s New at the Museum?


Wall hanging by Constance and Maxwell Armfield.

I am so fortunate to live near the Art Institute of Chicago. And it was during a recent trip to view newly acquired items for the Textile Department that I found this embroidery on display. The wall hanging by Constance and Maxwell Armfield was made in 1916. The English husband and wife team were influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and created this embroidery together during a visit to the United States.

armfield2It features the progress of two fashionable women through a forest while a goat tags along. Isn’t this a fun design? It’s so wonderful to think that you can make imagery of anything with needle and thread.

4 thoughts on “What’s New at the Museum?

  1. At first I thought the goat was part of an attic window block until I looked a little closer. It is a very interesting design

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