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
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)

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