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08 April 2020SEVENTEENTH CENTURY STITCH: EMBROIDERY AS PREPARATION FOR THE 'GOOD HOUSEWIFE' - CANCELLED
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SEVENTEENTH CENTURY STITCH: EMBROIDERY AS PREPARATION FOR THE 'GOOD HOUSEWIFE' - CANCELLED SUSAN KAY-WILLIAMS Textile Historian, Author and Lecturer Wednesday 08 April 2020

In the 17th century a middle class girl prepared herself for marriage by learning how to manage the servants, take charge of the household accounts and stitching a casket, an object so precious that even in the 17th century it was only displayed on special occasions - the visit of one’s potential mother in law being just such a time. This lecture will examine some of these wonderful objects including how they were made, when they were made, how they survived, the stories they depict and why they often featured strong women.

Image: 17th century mirrir frame from the Royal School of Needlework collection.