"Pins and Needles" Fabric Swatch Designed by Ruth Adler Schnee, 1949-1964

Summary

A garden in need of weeding. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms. For this design, named "Pins and Needles" by her husband Eddie, Adler Schnee was motivated by sewing supplies strewn across her table.

A garden in need of weeding. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms. For this design, named "Pins and Needles" by her husband Eddie, Adler Schnee was motivated by sewing supplies strewn across her table.

Artifact

Swatch

Date Made

1949-1964

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.103.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.

Material

Linen (Material)

Color

Orange (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 48 in

Width: 31 in

Inscriptions

on front of paper tag: MAR 1[3] 1964 / asa / ADLER-SCHNEE ASSOCIATES / CONTEMPORARY HAND PRINTED TEXTILES / RUTH ADLER DESIGNS / [...] / FABRIC White Sheerlin / DESIGN "PINS & NEEDLES" / COLOR Orange #2 / REPEAT 31"/ WIDTH 48" / STOCK / PRICE

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