Event: WHY DID SARAH HURST LOVE HER SEWING? NEEDLEWORK AS A SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT, CONSOLATION AND REFLECTION
Organizer: THE GEORGIAN GROUP
Speakers: Bridget Long
Tickets: £7 (concessions may apply)
Date: Jul 12th 6:30pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jul 12th 10:30am | ET: Jul 12th 1:30pm.
Europe - UK: Jul 12th 6:30pm | CET: Jul 12th 7:30pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jul 13th 1:30am | AET: Jul 13th 3:30am.
Description from The Georgian Group:
"Sewing is ageless and the act of using a needle and thread to join two pieces of cloth together stretches back centuries. For some, sewing will always be associated with enforced tedium and drudgery, but, for many, stitching has provided space for entertainment and friendship or time for meditation, reflection, and consolation. This talk considers how many eighteenth-century middling and genteel women valued the long hours spent stitching as an opportunity to negotiate time for their personal wellbeing.
Bridget Long is a textile historian. A Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Hertfordshire and a past President of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, she is an advisor to The Quilters’ Guild Collection. She is an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Museum and curated Elegant Geometry: American and British Mosaic Patchwork in 2011 and Quilts of Emotion in 2020 at the museum. She became interested in the history of emotions while researching her history doctorate examining textiles in the eighteenth century. When she uncovered needlewomen’s thoughts about sewing recorded in diaries and reminiscences, she appreciated that women had mixed emotions about their needlework. She published an article on that topic in Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture in 2016."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
The Georgian Group
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