Saturday, 20 October 2007

November 7th 12.30 - 1.30pm Powerhouse Museum

This is a FREE (with entry) talk in conjunction with the 'Embroidering the future' Hand & Lock International Conference being held on Nov 5th at the Powerhouse.
(cost $195 for the day conference - see http://www.handembroidery.com/)
Wednesday 7 November from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Sue Prichard, Curator,Victoria and Albert Museum - Under the covers: revealing the V&A's quilt collection. The V&A's spectacular quilt collection has never been comprehensively researched, catalogued or exhibited. Sue Pritchard will talkabout V&A's new major exhibition focussing on the British tradition of quilting and will put the collection in social, historic and political context. This exhibition draws together a body of work linked by reference to themes and issues such as women and the domestic interior, consumerism, national identity, the class divide and the use of needlework as a tool of social reform.

FREE (With Entry)

November 10th ( Saturday at 2pm )

Conservation Know How for Quilters with Christine McKenna.
At the Burwood RSL Club, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood.

Christine McKenna is a costume maker, and most recently has been specializing in reproduction historical clothing for house museums and historical societies in the Parramatta and Liverpool areas.

There is more information about this event in our current newsletter.
Bookings call Virginia Pascall (02) 9519 5637 or Email vcp@bigpond.net.au

Friday, 19 October 2007

October 21st 2pm - 3pm Powerhouse Museum

This is a FREE (with entry) talk in conjunction with the 'Embroidering the future' Hand & Lock International Conference being held on Nov 5th at the Powerhouse
(cost $195 for the day conference - see http://www.handembroidery.com/)
Sunday 21 October from 2pm to 3pm, Alastair Macleod, Chairman , Hand & Lock - a brief history of embroidery (a very entertaining talk, I have heard). Hand & Lock is an embroidery company that is a fusion of two, great, long established embroidery businesses supplying the world's finest hand embroidery since1767. More recently Hand & Lock has worked with couturiers including Alexander MacQueen, Stella McCartney, Jade Jaeger and Christian Dior. Royal commissions have included gowns for the Queen, the Queen Mother, and Princess Anne's wedding ensemble. Princess Diana added a new glamour with her love of richly embroidered clothes. This talk encompasses information about how embroidery has developed over the years, including the tambour beading used in creating the wonderful embroidery for Princess Diana.

FREE (With Entry)