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Embroidery Art: The Permanent Collection
EGA established a permanent collection of textiles and related embroidery art in the early days of the organization to further its mission of inspiring passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage. The goal of the collection is to represent as many techniques, cultures, and historical eras as possible in our embroidery library. Pieces from the collection are used for exhibition, reproduction, and study. Below is a small selection of the over 1,000 items that are part of our collection.
If you have any questions about the permanent collection or have an embroidered item you would like to donate, please contact us using the contact form on the link below and choosing the Needlework Collection category in the dropdown. You can also browse the entire collection on Collector Systems using the link below.