Fri 8 February 4pm
Hot drinks and cake served from 3.30pm and lecture starts at 4pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
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.