Incredible embroidery … and the unbelievable story behind it …
The linen jacket below was made by Agnes Richter, a seamstress and patient in an Austrian insane asylum during the late 1800′s. During her time there she constructed the jacket from cloth typically used in the institution and embroidered her story onto the jacket.
More (weird) embroidery … surgical suture sampler, circa 18th cen.
And a map sampler by Sarah Ann Drayton, 1805
And the last one is more recent by Mandy Patullo a textile artist and printmaker.
Memento Mori: Absence.