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Diane points us to a New York Times article about the exhibition of embroidery at the Bard Graduate Center. The story is fascinating, and the images in the slide show are breathtaking. Here’s a quote that speaks to my embroidery-loving heart in a big way.

The marvels of this exhibition testify to the human need to embellish, complicate and communicate. It confirms the never-quiet urge to expand the most basic and useful crafts far beyond function in order to create objects of pleasure, moral instruction, value and status. In other words, to fulfill other, newer needs.