THE MASTER AND WARDENS OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF BRODERERS
INVITE YOU TO
THE SECOND BRODERERS’ TEXTILE LECTURE
The Wonderful Art of Embroidery: Paintings, Tools and English Embroideries 1550-1690
By Clare Ford-Wille
The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
Monday 4 November 2019 at 6pm followed by light refreshments.
Clare Ford-Wille is an art historian and has lectured for many years for Birkbeck College, University of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, the Art Fund and National Trust as well as the Arts Society and Wandsworth Prison. She has embroidered and knitted for pleasure all her life and has built up a collection of sewing tools and accessories. She regularly leads art tours to Europe, the USA and Armenia.
Clare will bring tools used by embroiderers of the period including Edmund Harrison & John Parr – Broderers to the Crown and show us how embroidery and embroiders have been portrayed in art. We will also be able to see actual examples of fine embroidery from the period as well as the modern replica of the Broderers’ Crown.