MEMBERS' LECTURE: STITCHING FOR YOUR SOUL

WA1947.191.316 Anonymous British, Book cover with Biblical scenes, mid-17th century  Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

WA1947.191.316 Anonymous British, Book cover with Biblical scenes, mid-17th century


Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Fri 8 February 4pm

Hot drinks and cake served from 3.30pm and lecture starts at 4pm

Ashmolean Lecture Theatre

TICKETS: £18

MEMBERS ONLY

In this fascinating lecture, Dr Mary Brooks from Durham University will discuss the important role of needlework in 17th century England. Needlework was seen as a virtuous activity, which allowed for both private meditation and shared listening to holy readings. It also demonstrated a woman’s piety. Dr Brooks, who curated the very successful Ashmolean exhibition of embroidery from the Feller Collection in August 2014, will look at the traditions, techniques and materials of secular and sacred needlework, and their fusion in the beautiful church vestments of the time.

Booking will open on 24 September – CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS.

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