Needle Arts

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Features examples of needle arts from the museum collections.

Pickering Museum Village
Signed by staff and students at Markham High School in Museum Collection, High School, Students, Art, Art Background, Grammar School, Kunst, High Schools, Performing Arts

Memory Square

Signed by staff and students at Markham High School in 1902.

Woven coverlet in red, black, white and pale yellow. Woven in a paisley pattern. Museum Collection, Paisley Pattern, Red Black, Abstract, Yellow, Artwork, Summary, Work Of Art, Auguste Rodin Artwork

Coverlet

Woven coverlet in red, black, white and pale yellow. Woven in a paisley pattern.

White cotton runner with embroidery in red of a woman and two small children and a man running a windmill. There are ducks in the background. White cotton trim with red border. Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Windmill, Ducks, White Cotton, Two By Two, Objects

Redwork Runner

White cotton runner with embroidery in red of a woman and two small children and a man running a windmill. There are ducks in the background. White cotton trim with red border.

Beaded blue mantel cloth with brown beaded floral design. Cotton or linen backing. Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Blue Beads, Red Velvet, Floral Design, Two By Two, Objects

Mantel Cloth

Beaded blue mantel cloth with brown beaded floral design. Red velvet strip. Cotton or linen backing.

Made in Sweden in Orebo (west of Stockholm) circa 1920 by Faster Garder and brought to Canada when the family immigrated in Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Stockholm, Sweden, Two By Two, Canada, Black And White

Embroidered Tablecloth

Made in Sweden in Orebo (west of Stockholm) circa 1920 by Faster Garder and brought to Canada when the family immigrated in 1951.

Machine made. Canadian red ensign and British flag crossed in center. Centre has a blue maple leaf that reads D. Ajax, ON. Defense Industries Limited (DIL) opened in It was a shell filling factory providing munitions for Canadian Red Ensign, Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Ww2, Centre, Two By Two, Objects

D.I.L Pillowcase

Machine made. Canadian red ensign and British flag crossed in center. Centre has a blue maple leaf that reads D.I.L. Ajax, ON. Defense Industries Limited (DIL) opened in 1941. It was a shell filling factory providing munitions for WW2.

White cotton with central scene embroidered in red [redwork] The scene is picture of a woman with a brown inscription "I woke and found the life was a duty" Ruffle around all sides. Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, White Cotton, Two By Two, Scene, Black And White, Woman

Redwork Pillowcase

White cotton with central scene embroidered in red [redwork] The scene is picture of a woman with a brown inscription "I woke and found the life was a duty" Ruffle around all sides.

Patchwork quilt sewn together with various colored wool. Colors, shapes and sizes of patches vary. Burgundy backing. 27 names of local residents are embroidered on the front. Photo Buttons, Feather Stitch, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Two By Two, Patches, Burgundy, Names, Memories

Memory Quilt

Patchwork quilt sewn together with various colored wool. Feather stitch. Colors, shapes and sizes of patches vary. Burgundy backing. 27 names of local residents are embroidered on the front.

Contains 720 signatures of museum and City staff members, volunteers, politicians (including Pickering Mayor and Council and Katherine Wynne Premier of Ontario) and residents. Made by our Nimble Thimble Volunteers. Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Thimble, Museum Collection, Politicians, Volunteers, Ontario, City

100 Years Post WW1

Contains 720 signatures of museum and City staff members, volunteers, politicians (including Pickering Mayor and Council and Katherine Wynne Premier of Ontario) and residents. Made by our Nimble Thimble Volunteers.

Variation on a log cabin quilt (straight furrow). This quilt was started by Fannie Beare before she was married to George Gares and finished after they were married and moved to their home in Cherrywood They were married February Log Cabin Designs, Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, February, Objects, Quilts, Black And White

Log Cabin Design

Variation on a log cabin quilt (straight furrow). This quilt was started by Fannie Beare before she was married to George Gares and finished after they were married and moved to their home in Cherrywood 1885. They were married February 25th 1885.

Hand quilted by the museum's Nimble Thimble volunteers, this quilt was made for display in our Miller Cole house in the village. Thimble, Museum Collection, Hand Quilting, Volunteers, Birds In Flight, Display, Quilts, House, Art

Birds In Flight

Hand quilted by the museum's Nimble Thimble volunteers, this quilt was made for display in our Miller Cole house in the village.

"Crazy Quilt" made up of many different scraps of fabric. "T" pattern - T referring to the Temperance Movement. Quilt is dated between Temperance Movement, Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Fabric Scraps, Quilt Making, Objects, Quilts

Temperance Quilt

"Crazy Quilt" made up of many different scraps of fabric. "T" pattern - T referring to the Temperance Movement. Quilt is dated between 1860-1880.

Made by Lillian Poynter (nee White), born 1882 in Lot 19 Concession 5 Pickering Township. Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, The Creator

Double Irish Chain

Made by Lillian Poynter (nee White), born 1882 in Lot 19 Concession 5 Pickering Township.

Made by Lillian Poynter of Whitevale prior to Photo Buttons, Search People, Online Collections, Museum Collection, The Creator, Objects, Quilts, Black And White, Art

Trip Around The World

Made by Lillian Poynter of Whitevale prior to 1925.

Handmade by "Grandma Willson" for Gladys Gannon. Gladys was the daughter of Marie Estelle Willson and David Gannon who owned and operated the Brougham General Store. Museum Collection, General Store, Daughter, David, Quilts, Blanket, Rugs, Handmade, Home Decor

Star Quilt

Handmade by "Grandma Willson" for Gladys Gannon. Gladys was the daughter of Marie Estelle Willson and David Gannon who owned and operated the Brougham General Store.

Variation on Log Cabin Pattern, red, mauve blue, white, green, grey, and black colors, small strips in squares with red square in centre. Brown and orange plaid backing Photo Buttons, Search People, Black Colors, Online Collections, Museum Collection, Mauve, Squares, Centre, Objects

Court House Steps

Variation on Log Cabin Pattern, red, mauve blue, white, green, grey, and black colors, small strips in squares with red square in centre. Brown and orange plaid backing