In-Depth Tour

In-Depth Tour: Needlepoint

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 2:00pm

A "stitch in time," or time to check out some stitches? Explore samples of the Cathedral's needlework on a close-up tour. More than 1,500 pieces of needlework—kneelers, seat cushions, and more—can be found throughout the Cathedral, portraying historic Americans, floral patterns, baby animals, and Christian symbols. These pieces were worked by men and women in this country and in Great Britain. Pieces shown include the well-known St. John’s Chapel “history kneelers,” the bright floral High Altar rug, the musician’s seat cushions in the Great Choir, and the baby animal kneelers of Children’s Chapel, among others. For needlepoint enthusiasts, emphasis may be placed on design, construction, repair and restoration as well as other practical concerns. There are kneeling cushions and seat cushions that are easy to see, and which are accessible in all but two of the chapels.

About In-Depth Tours

In-Depth Tours tours offer a special, in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are encouraged but not required; space is limited. The tour meets at the west-end docent station, nave level, just inside the main doors.

  • Admission
    • $22 per adult
    • $18 for children (5–17), senior (65+), military, teachers and students (all with ID)
  • Dates Offered
    • June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Recommendations
    • Recommended for ages 10 and up