Redwork Embroidery and the Suffragist Tea Cozy Project

Why Redwork?

Tisha Dolton


Dolton, Tisha. “Redwork Embroidery and the Suffragist Tea Cozy Project. Why Redwork?” New York Folklore, vol. 48: 1-4, 2022, pp. 56-61.


The focus on suffragists from upstate New York was a conscious decision that I made, based on my own research and desire to highlight lesser known people within the movement. I was inspired to put faces to the over 70 names I had uncovered in meeting notices and articles in Warren County newspapers by creating embroidered portraits of suffragists throughout New York State. So far, I have embroidered six Warren County women.

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