Talking Threads: A History of Tapestries and Embroideries
- Where:Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre
10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Through a series of lectures based on the V&A collections, develop a greater understanding of these two art forms, learn about their techniques, designs and functions and discover the cultural and personal stories they tell.
In embroidery a needle and thread are used to add a design to fabric, in tapestry-weaving the design is an integral part of the woven structure. These are two very different techniques, both dating back to antiquity, both using wool, silk and metal threads to add beauty to life. Discover their history, see how they reflect the beliefs and concerns of their makers and then learn how contemporary embroiderers and tapestry-weavers are still at the cutting edge of artistic expression.
Course Leader: Jennifer Weardon
10 weeks, Wednesdays, 25 September – 4 December 2013
(Half Term: 30 October), 14.00–16.30
£340, £290 concessions
Book online or by calling 020 7942 2211