Weekend course
A Stitch in Time: History of Needlework and Sewing Tools

Saturday 24 March 2018 - Sunday 25 March 2018

  • Saturday 24 March 2018 - Sunday 25 March 2018

  • Seminar Room 1, South Kensington

  • Course price £195.00 - £288.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Over the centuries, a multitude of tools and accessories have been developed for all kinds of sewing and embroidery, from thimbles to etuis and chatelaines. This Weekend Course will explore examples from the V&A collection and the course leader's own collection, learning about their outstanding artistic qualities.

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Clare Ford-Wille

Course Leader Clare Ford-Wille

Clare Ford-Wille is an associate lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London and also lectures regularly for many other institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Morley College, the National Trust, and the NACF as well as leading groups to places of art historical in Europe.

I thoroughly enjoyed the quality, content and range of objects explored in the weekend courses. 2015/16 course student

Course Overview

Many exquisite examples survive from the middle ages to the end of the 19th century, representing a range of beautifully crafted objects in a variety of different materials from gold, ivory and mother-of-pearl to bronze and wood. This two-day course will begin with examples of portraits and genre paintings by artists such as Vermeer, Velasquez or Mary Cassatt showing the use and beauty of such tools and sewing accessories.


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Weekend course: A Stitch in Time: History of Needlework and Sewing Tools

24 March 2018 - 25 March 2018

£195.00 - £288.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)