Embroidery from the 16th and 17th Centuries

  • The Wallace Collection |
  • Talk |
  • Thursday, 8 March 2012 - 14:30 until 15:30

This talk looks at British embroidery from the late 1500s to the mid-17th century, a period renowned for the high level of skill shown by both professionals and amateurs.

It will focus on three ArtFunded objects from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection.The design and techniques used to create these exceptional items will be explored alongside questions of why and where they were used.

Part of this season’s series of talks at the Wallace Collection which explores the relationship between traditional and contemporary craft-making techniques.

Venue details

The Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500 www.wallacecollection.org