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The History of Embroidery Dr Susan Kay-Williams Wednesday 06 November 2019

This lecture is a whirlwind tour through some of the types and roles of embroidery....from adorning royalty to the church and from military use to fashion. It takes us from Aristotle to the current time and from many countries including India, Turkey, China, Japan and Western Europe.

Dr. Susan Kay-Williams is the Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists. Susan has a longstanding interest in textiles, especially colour and published her first book - The Story of Colour in Textiles in 2013. She has extensive lecturing experience in the USA, Canada the Far East as well as for the V&A and across the UK