Tricia Wilson, independent historian, Thistle Threads
Drawing from the lessons of the Plimoth Jacket, Wilson examines the materials and methods of embroidered caskets, pictures, and mirror frames from the Stuart Era. Explore how these embroidered pieces were taught and made through lecture materials drawing from dozens of pieces that Wilson examined, as well as by looking at a piece from the MFA collection. Wilson introduces evidence of a tight group of draftspeople who prepared the fabrics for the students, professionals who may have created bits for purchase to further embellish the piece, and artisans who built the box and added the worked covering. Examples that support the idea of specific schools or teachers are shown as well as objects that may have been worked by professionals for ready sale.
This is a private event for Textile & Costume Society participants.