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The Crimson Thread of Kinship is a 12-metre-long embroidery representing the unfolding story of Australia. It depicts the changing landscape of the nation, beginning with Aboriginal custodianship of the continent and finishing in the southern night sky.

Explore the embroidery

About the embroidery Learn how the Crimson Thread of Kinship came to life.
Creating the embroidery Explore the history of embroidery and the inspiration behind the Crimson Thread.
Explore the panels Explore the details contained within the Crimson Thread.


The Crimson Thread of Kinship interactive was developed by the National Museum of Australia with support from the designer Sharon Peoples and the ACT Embroiderers’ Guild.

The Crimson Thread of Kinship, 2001 by the ACT Embroiderers’ Guild
© Sharon Peoples, licensed by VISCOPY, Australia 2003

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