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To Grow

A work made of linen and rayon, plain weave; pieced and appliquéd with linen, plain and twill weaves; embroidered with wool, linen, and cotton in buttonhole, feather, herringbone, satin, stem and a variety of lace stitches; darned and woven wheels, buttonhole and double buttonhole bars; braid; laid work, couching, and french knots; worked over and embellished by wooden rings and beads, metal rings, washer, and wires, mirrors, cork balls, stones, glass beads, and wooden and plastic strips; backed by cotton and polyester, plain weave; appliquéd with felt.

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  • A work made of linen and rayon, plain weave; pieced and appliquéd with linen, plain and twill weaves; embroidered with wool, linen, and cotton in buttonhole, feather, herringbone, satin, stem and a variety of lace stitches; darned and woven wheels, buttonhole and double buttonhole bars; braid; laid work, couching, and french knots; worked over and embellished by wooden rings and beads, metal rings, washer, and wires, mirrors, cork balls, stones, glass beads, and wooden and plastic strips; backed by cotton and polyester, plain weave; appliquéd with felt.

Date:

1970

Artist:

Virginia Churchill Bath (American, active c. 1970)
United States, Illinois, Beecher

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Virginia Churchill Bath

Title

To Grow

Origin

Illinois

Date

Made 1970

Medium

Linen and rayon, plain weave; pieced and appliquéd with linen, plain and twill weaves; embroidered with wool, linen, and cotton in buttonhole, feather, herringbone, satin, stem and a variety of lace stitches; darned and woven wheels, buttonhole and double buttonhole bars; braid; laid work, couching, and French knots; worked over and embellished by wooden rings and beads, metal rings, washer, and wires, mirrors, cork balls, stones, glass beads, and wooden and plastic strips; backed by cotton and polyester, plain weave; appliquéd with felt

Dimensions

187 × 86.7 cm (73 5/8 × 34 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John V. Farwell III

Reference Number

1970.1026

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