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USA Casket Tour
Tentative Dates: October 26 - October 31, 2014

Thistle Threads and Hanging by a Thread are planning to announce a study tour of the East Coast of the USA in late January, 2014. The primary purpose of the trip is to provide a venue for international students of the Cabinet of Curiosities to pick up their casket orders in person. Booking preference will be for COC international students and then after a period, it will become open for general bookings.

The tour starts in New York City with a behind the scenes tour of the MET storage facilities as well as many exciting caskets and stumpwork pieces. A lecture will follow. Several other exciting venues with caskets are planned in NYC. The tour continues in Boston with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to view pieces before a workshop on finishing a trinket box. The tour finishes with a private dinner in a collection and the presentation of the caskets. This tour is time to correspond with a Needlework seminar at Winterthur Museum to allow students to conveniently attend both with suggested travel routes in between Winterthur and the start of the tour in NYC.

Download East Coast Casket Tour Document