Who is going to want an introduction to embroidery that uses historical medical imagery for its patterns? Us! And here it is!
Embroidery Lab! is a component of my “Embroidering Medicine” workshop at the New York Academy ofMedicine Library. In this book are the basics of hands-on embroidery skills and stitches. The patterns in this book range from very simple to moderately labor intensive. The images come from the Academy’s Historical Collection. These pictures represent the evolution of the pursuit of biological knowledge. Yes, even a basilisk is a part of that evolution!
As an experiment, I had some embroidery patterns printed up on fabric. Here's one of the gravid uterus all stitched up.