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Whose Petticoat Is This?
Thu 16th January 2014
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore, London
The Roy Godden Lecture presented by the Textile Institute, London and South East England Section.
Rosie Taylor-Davies has worked in bespoke and commercial garment production and researching, designing and making costume for theatre, film and television. Her specialist field is the history of dress, with a particular interest in embroidery.
Discover the eighteenth century trades and crafts that contributed to this dress through practice-led techniques and academic investigation applied by Rosie. Rosie has analysed the fabrics and threads, reproduced detailed embroidery samples whilst making historical and genealogical enquiries to identify the possible wearer and estimate cost of manufacture.
6pm Private view of Royal College of Art ‘Work in Progress’ Exhibition
6.30pm Reception in the Senior Common Room
7pm Guest Speaker Rosie Taylor-Davies