To learn more about the needlework, the following sources are considered critical reading by the curator of this exhibition, Laura Johnson:

Marla A. Miller. The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.

Betty Ring. Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

Ruth B. Phillips. Trading Identities: The Souvenir in Native North American Art from the Northeast, 1700-1900. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.

Gerry Biron. A Cherished Curiosity: The Souvenir Beaded Bag in Historic Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Art. 2012.

Susan Burrows Swan, Plain and Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850. Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, rev. ed., 1995.

Kate Sekules. Mend! A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto. New York: Penguin books, 2020.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth. New York: Borzoi, 2001.

Aimee E. Newell. A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014.

Linda Eaton and Anne Hilker. Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches. Winterthur Museum, 2020.

Pamela Parmal. Women’s Work: Embroidery in Colonial Boston. Boston: MFA Press, 2012.

Erica Wilson. Crewel Embroidery. New York: Charles Schribner’s Sons, 1962.

Stitching the Self: Identity and the Needle Arts, ed. Johanna Amos and Lisa Binkley. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.