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With Bold Needle & Thread: 1920 - 1960 Vintage Needlework from the Rosemary McLeod Collection

15 March - 15 June 2014

Gallery 11b

Perhaps best known as a columnist and commentator, Wellington-based Rosemary McLeod is also an avid collector. Or as she calls herself a ‘rescuer’ - she rescues vintage needlework from tea towels to toys. However, she not only rescues but covets these wonderful pieces of by-gone era domestic craft.

Ranging from 1920 to 1960, when so many objects were lovingly made at home, this exhibition showcases a wide range of objects from Rosemary's personal collection. Many of the works are supported with the original patterns and stories of how Rosemary sourced them. There is also a section of Rosemary's own work - based on vintage designs - and made lovingly in a more contemporary context.

Image: Handbag, 1930s-40s, wool embroidery on sacking, dress fabric lining. Rosemary McLeod collection.

Free entry

Exhibition developed and toured by Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga, with the generous support of the Mackay Strathnaver Trust