Embroidery, Special Collections, and Historic Images

At LHRT News & Notes we sometimes publish posts that may not cover library history specifically, but deal with historical methods in general. Here is a post by Julie Carmen in our Historical Issues column that shares an incredibly creative method for promoting special collections and information literacy–embroidery.

From the author’s intro: “Consider a method that will intrigue people to discover your special collections, while subtly offering them lessons in information literacy. This approach will attract people from all walks of life, but those interested in fiber art, handcraft, and history will gravitate to this type of creative outreach, which uses digital images from rare illuminated manuscripts, to design their own patterns for embroidery…” Click here to read the full story in our Historical Issues column!

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