Collection Focus: Rosita Johanson at RAM

A dressmaker by trade, Rosita Johanson applied her natural ability to work with thread and fabric to creating colorful embroidered narratives full of people, animals, and activity. Drawing on childhood memories, her imagination, and some topical political and social issues, she would piece together a composition using appliqué, machine embroidery, and hand-stitching. Her designs, which often began as sketches, culminated in layers of thread and fabric.

The 20-page booklet features full-color images of his pieces within RAM's permanent collection, an essay on the significance of McQueen's work to the field, and follows his career development.