Voices from our community: Megan Osborne, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager of the Avenir Museum
I have here on my desk a tiny piece of Miao cross-stitch embroidery from Guizhou Province, China, that is worked at 34 stitches—cross-stitches!— to the inch.
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