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Literary Event, Thu 20 Apr 2017


Teddington Library


Teddington Library,
Waldegrave Road,
TW11 8NY

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A Cityread London 2017 event. Embroidery was used extensively in the Elizabethan period from the embellishment of clothes to domestic pieces and as occupation for ladies. This illustrated lecture from Dr Susan Kay-Williams of the Royal School of Needlework will examine some of the popular techniques and show a range of examples from the few extant objects. Most clothing was handed down until it fell apart so in the most part we have to rely upon pictures to see the use of embroidery in the period. Learn about the work of Elizabeth’s own embroiderers and two of the most famous stitchers of the period: Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick.

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Thu 20 Apr 2017 19:00





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