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Date: 27/01/2018
Title: Georgian Costume and Needlework
Venue: York YO1 9RL


Saturdfay, 27 January, 2018

Friends Meeting House, Friargate, Off Castlegate, York, YO1 9RL

Two Talks by Alison Larkin

"Georgian Costume and Embroidery"

"Biology of Needlework"

We are delighted to return to our usual premises in York where we also welcome a return visit from dress and embroidery expert, Alison Larkin, who has put together an exciting day with two presentations of interest to us all. It is two years since Alison last spoke to us concerning Captain Cook’s Waistcoat. This time, her research revolves around Georgian costume in particular, and the very biology of the threads they used then for embroidery, the colours and how they were able to achieve them, the fabrics they worked on etc., compared with today. The era demanded that every young lady should be accomplished with her needle, so it will be especially intriguing to discover what many of them produced. As ever, Alison’s clothing will also reflect the period, so we can look forward to a stimulating and exhilarating visual feast on several levels.


10.30am: Coffee/Tea on arrival

11.00am: ‘Georgian Costume and Needlework’, Alison Larkin

12.30pm: Own choice of lunch nearby.

2.00pm: ‘The Biology of Needlework, Alison Larkin

Pre-booking is essential to attend this event and may be made on-line or by post using the downloadable booking form.

For further information about this event or about the Society in general, 'phone 0113 318 8314

  Cost to Members: £ 12.00
  Cost to Non-Members and Guests: £ 18.00
  Online Bookings By: 24/01/2018
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