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By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers | September 19, 1993
Long before S.A.T.s, American schoolgirls' achievements were measured in linen, silk, and chenille. For most 18th- and early 19th-century girls fortunate enough to attend school, the major course of study was the art of embroidery. The result of a term's schooling usually was a charming sampler or silk embroidery in the latest fashion, which parents could frame and display proudly.Although the tradition of girlhood embroidery dates back to antiquity, its role in early American life now is unfolding thanks to Betty Ring, of Houston, Texas, a dedicated collector turned scholar and author.
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July 15, 2011
Glenn and Jean McCoy, of Bel Air, and Kathy Sayre, of Dexter Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Keri Caldwell, to David Ainsworth II. The bride to be is a 2002 graduate of Harford Technical High School and is employed at Yorktowne Sports as an embroidery specialists. The groom to be is a 2004 graduate of Overlea High School and is employed at Alloy Wheel Repair as a wheel specialist. A wedding is planned for spring 2012.
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July 15, 2011
Glenn and Jean McCoy, of Bel Air, and Kathy Sayre, of Dexter Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Keri Caldwell, to David Ainsworth II. The bride to be is a 2002 graduate of Harford Technical High School and is employed at Yorktowne Sports as an embroidery specialists. The groom to be is a 2004 graduate of Overlea High School and is employed at Alloy Wheel Repair as a wheel specialist. A wedding is planned for spring 2012.
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September 30, 2006
E. Robert Elliott, former president and chief executive officer of an Owings Mills embroidery firm, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 83. Mr. Elliott was born and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1940 graduate of City College, and later from the Baltimore College of Commerce. During World War II, he enlisted in the Air Force and had finished boot camp when the war ended, said a daughter, Pamela B. Elliott of Huntsville, Utah.
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September 5, 2005
Clementina Cuomo, a homemaker and former Singer Sewing Machine Co. demonstrator, died of cancer Wednesday at her Towson home. She was 92. She was born Clementina Rescigno in Naples, Italy, where she was taught by nuns to do fancy embroidery and Madeira cut work, a skill she retained after moving to Little Italy in 1922. She was a graduate of St. Leo's Parochial School. Mrs. Cuomo became a sewing techniques demonstrator for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. and worked at its Lexington Street showroom in downtown Baltimore for many years.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF WRITER | November 3, 1996
Sarah Lawrence Fairman, an internationally known needlework artist who grew up in Annapolis, died Oct. 27 of heart failure at her home in Annandale, Va. She was 95.Born Sarah L. Cooper on July 14, 1901, on Prince George Street in Annapolis, she was the daughter of architect Philip Benson Cooper, who helped design the Naval Academy's Bancroft Hall.She was known as Sallie and was educated at home. During World War I, she enlisted in the Army and served for a month before the Armistice. She was discharged with the rank of private.
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By Holly Selby | May 15, 1997
Head toward summer. Head for the setting sun. Head so far west that you reach the East: Pacific Islands, Japan, China. Mandarin collars, silks and satins, elaborate embroideries.Simple, elegant touches from the East -- luxurious colors, intriguing fasteners, flowing fabrics -- once again are being sighted on the fashion horizon. There are richly embroidered kimonos for evening, of course, but designers from Prada to Calvin Klein also present wearable daytime creations with subtle yet defined elements.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2003
Clothes have always fascinated Annet Couwenberg. Decades ago, as a child in the Netherlands, she spent long hours watching her mother, aunts and grandmother craft clothes as part of their weekly chores. Their hands moved quickly as they pinned and marked the dress panels. The fabrics draped softly as they sewed and hemmed the garments. She was enthralled by the intricate stitch work, the feel of textured cloth. But years later, after working for a short time as a fashion designer in New York, she realized that clothing was not what really interested her. It was the people who wore them.
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August 5, 2002
Cedric Nelson Davis, a salesman for a local firm that manufactures embroidery products for global distribution, died of a stroke Saturday at his home in Westminster. He was 58. Mr. Davis worked nearly 40 years for Lions Brothers Co. in Owings Mills and traveled around the world for the firm, which is a maker of hats and insignias for the military and groups such as the Boy Scouts of America. "He established the company's operations in China; he was very proud of that," said his wife of 37 years, Barbara A. Davis.
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September 30, 2006
E. Robert Elliott, former president and chief executive officer of an Owings Mills embroidery firm, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 83. Mr. Elliott was born and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1940 graduate of City College, and later from the Baltimore College of Commerce. During World War II, he enlisted in the Air Force and had finished boot camp when the war ended, said a daughter, Pamela B. Elliott of Huntsville, Utah.
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September 5, 2005
Clementina Cuomo, a homemaker and former Singer Sewing Machine Co. demonstrator, died of cancer Wednesday at her Towson home. She was 92. She was born Clementina Rescigno in Naples, Italy, where she was taught by nuns to do fancy embroidery and Madeira cut work, a skill she retained after moving to Little Italy in 1922. She was a graduate of St. Leo's Parochial School. Mrs. Cuomo became a sewing techniques demonstrator for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. and worked at its Lexington Street showroom in downtown Baltimore for many years.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2003
Clothes have always fascinated Annet Couwenberg. Decades ago, as a child in the Netherlands, she spent long hours watching her mother, aunts and grandmother craft clothes as part of their weekly chores. Their hands moved quickly as they pinned and marked the dress panels. The fabrics draped softly as they sewed and hemmed the garments. She was enthralled by the intricate stitch work, the feel of textured cloth. But years later, after working for a short time as a fashion designer in New York, she realized that clothing was not what really interested her. It was the people who wore them.
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August 5, 2002
Cedric Nelson Davis, a salesman for a local firm that manufactures embroidery products for global distribution, died of a stroke Saturday at his home in Westminster. He was 58. Mr. Davis worked nearly 40 years for Lions Brothers Co. in Owings Mills and traveled around the world for the firm, which is a maker of hats and insignias for the military and groups such as the Boy Scouts of America. "He established the company's operations in China; he was very proud of that," said his wife of 37 years, Barbara A. Davis.
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By Ruth Hakulin and Ruth Hakulin,Sun Staff | July 12, 1999
If you're one of the 250,000 men, women and children who enjoys the ancient art of needlepoint, you may have a high-tech friend you never knew about -- your computer.As an avid cross-stitcher who occasionally dabbles in embroidery, I've bought hundreds of counted cross-stitch books, charts, patterns and kits over the past 40 years. But I've always run into a problem -- it's almost impossible to create needlepoint pictures of family, pets, friends or special items from scratch.For example, I have a relative who wants me to create a Russian Orthodox cross in shades of blue and gold.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 1, 1998
GUTTENBERG, N.J. - Behind a nondescript facade on a quiet street here, huge looms with thousands of needles are noisily working their magic in rhythm, transforming rolls of plain fabric into delicate designs that will one day adorn a fancy nightgown, lacy underwear or a little girl's party dress.Punctuating the dance are the quick movements of a nimble-fingered worker known as a "watcher," who jumps in when a skein of yarn snaps, rethreading the needle and marking the problem spot with tape, even as the machine continues to pulsate.
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By Holly Selby | May 15, 1997
Head toward summer. Head for the setting sun. Head so far west that you reach the East: Pacific Islands, Japan, China. Mandarin collars, silks and satins, elaborate embroideries.Simple, elegant touches from the East -- luxurious colors, intriguing fasteners, flowing fabrics -- once again are being sighted on the fashion horizon. There are richly embroidered kimonos for evening, of course, but designers from Prada to Calvin Klein also present wearable daytime creations with subtle yet defined elements.
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By Karen Zeiler and Karen Zeiler,Contributing Writer | November 4, 1994
Karin Birch first embraced fiber art six years ago with a whimsical painting she titled "Ode to Housework."She affixed tiny beads to the canvas in the shape of irons -- and rather fancied the results."
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By Ruth Hakulin and Ruth Hakulin,Sun Staff | July 12, 1999
If you're one of the 250,000 men, women and children who enjoys the ancient art of needlepoint, you may have a high-tech friend you never knew about -- your computer.As an avid cross-stitcher who occasionally dabbles in embroidery, I've bought hundreds of counted cross-stitch books, charts, patterns and kits over the past 40 years. But I've always run into a problem -- it's almost impossible to create needlepoint pictures of family, pets, friends or special items from scratch.For example, I have a relative who wants me to create a Russian Orthodox cross in shades of blue and gold.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF WRITER | November 3, 1996
Sarah Lawrence Fairman, an internationally known needlework artist who grew up in Annapolis, died Oct. 27 of heart failure at her home in Annandale, Va. She was 95.Born Sarah L. Cooper on July 14, 1901, on Prince George Street in Annapolis, she was the daughter of architect Philip Benson Cooper, who helped design the Naval Academy's Bancroft Hall.She was known as Sallie and was educated at home. During World War I, she enlisted in the Army and served for a month before the Armistice. She was discharged with the rank of private.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | June 30, 1996
I have an old flag that measures 16 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches. It has red and white stripes and a blue square with stars. The stars circle one big star and go around the edge of the square. The names Hayes and Wheeler are embroidered on one of the stripes. Do you know about this?You own a rare political campaign flag for presidential candidate Rutherford B. Hayes and his running mate, William Wheeler. The pair ran successfully in 1876.My uncle has a bentwood-style chair made of branches and twigs.
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