Karen Brock

Remnants to Remember

Peek inside the contents of hundreds of suitcases found in the Willard Asylum, revealing remnants of the lives left behind.

Pieced Together—African Quilts of India

Learn about the tradition of Siddi quilts and how well-worn and discarded clothing becomes the visual history of a family and helps provide a source of income for women of the Siddi communities in India.

Colorwork Sleeves: Inspiration across Time and Culture

See how a poster depicting traditional costumes creates inspiration.

Colcha: The Embroidered Stories of San Luis

Learn about the history and tradition of this Spanish Colonial style needlework and see how contemporary embroiderers keep the traditions and stories alive.

Like Handwork for Love

Needlework often weaves its way into literature. Like Water for Chocolate (1989) combines cooking and crochet in a most memorable way.