The collection of embroideries in Kneeland Co.’s library includes ethnic pieces as well as exemplars of the major design movements.  Most are vintage, dating as far back as the turn of the 20th century; others are found textiles from Joanna’s travels, whether beautiful embroidered ponchos from Mexico or table runners from Morocco, picked up in markets or artisan workshops.  Each piece is selected for elements of interest that relate to design today, whether a unique stitch or technique or a pattern that can be translated into an overall print or design motif.

In addition to embroideries, Kneeland co. offers vintage yarn dyes, jacquards, embellishments, lace and more.