huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

Venue:   Christ Church Lounge,  Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6LY 

Time:  3pm

Speaker: Rosie Taylor-Davies

 

'It is all in the detail': narratives discovered through the study of eighteenth-century embroidery.

The eighteenth-century embroiderer used the services of many other skilled craftsmen in order to be able to work his magic on the sumptuous cloth available in England at this time. This paper will not only look at the work of the embroiderer and how to identify different hands, the design style, the threads used and the popular stitch techniques, but will also give a glimpse into the work practices of the Pattern Drawer, the Gold and Silver Wyre Drawer and the silk specialists, among others associated with this prestigious trade.

Speaker Biography:
Rosie Taylor-Davies is a New Zealander living in London where she pursues a career in research, design and making. She has worked in costume for theatre, film and television, and also in commercial and bespoke garment production. Her specialism is history of dress and embroidery; knowledge that she applies practically to art installation for museums and mounting for exhibition.

She moved to the UK to study design, garment production and development, women’s and menswear (wholesale and bespoke), at the London College of Fashion; fashion drawing at Central St Martins College of Art and Design; textile printing at London College of Printing and embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace where she was invited to become the Head of the Commercial Studio. Latterly moving on into research, she graduated with distinction in MA Fashion Curation by Independent Project from the University of the Arts, London (2011) and is currently working on a funded PhD concerning the embroidery trade in 18th-century England.

http://www.taylordaviesdesign.co.uk/about/rosie-taylor-davies/

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