Kelli Barnes to speak at Needlework Conference

Kelli R. Coles, University of DelawareAAPHI Scholar Kelli Barnes will be one of the featured speakers at The Needle’s I: Stitching Identity conference, October 6 & 7, 2022 at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.  Her talk, entitled Searching for Africans and Their Needlework in the World History of Embroidery, will occur at 10:00 am on Thursday, Oct. 6th. Needleworkers have always used needle and thread to tell stories of family, memory, and tradition as they stitched samplers or clothing. Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, designers, and artists for a series of talks, workshops, and discussions that will explore the ways stitchers past and present have employed their craft to express a sense of self.