The day I visited the exhibit, I noticed a small sign in the gift shop advertising a lecture the next day being given by the curator of the exhibit, Dr. Mary Brooks, so I bought a ticket (four pounds). The lecture was titled “Exploring the Making of the 17th Century Needlework.” The lecture explored the context in which embroideries were made in the home and the schoolroom and included a slideshow of photos from the Feller Collection. It was well worth the cost of admission.
In addition to the special exhibit, the museum also has 17th century English embroideries from the museum’s collection in the Textile Gallery on level 1. It was an amazing exhibit.