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Gaskell Society: Women in Textiles Study Day:

Saturday 5 May, 2018, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm


Stop Press-A few places still available 

 Saturday 5th May 10:30-3:30 at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

We are pleased to welcome  Members and Friends to our latest Study Day, to be held at the beautifully restored Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

A delicious lunch is included in the fee of £30.

The programme for the day is as follows: 

10.30             Welcome – Coffee/tea and Introduction to the Day

11.00           Dr Deborah Wynne – Chester University

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cotton Novels

This talk will explore Gaskell’s engagement with the Cotton  industry and the women workers. She will also discuss slavery  in the USA, who picked the cotton , and Gaskell’s abolitionist stand

11.50           Questions and short break

12.00           Sarah Williamson- The Brontë Quilt

This talk will illustrate how Sarah was inspired to  research and recreate a contemporary version of the Brontë Quilt, helped b  her quilting friends.


12.50            Margo Singer – The Manchester Quilt

This quilt was made by volunteers at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, at their regular ” Sewing Bee” group.

13.00            LUNCH

14.00            Dr Brenda King: The Leek Embroidery Society

This talk will look at the exquisite embroidery produced by Elizabeth Wardle and the women of the he Leek Embroidery Society.They became internationally recognized for their work with the leading architects of the 19th century

15.00            Summary  followed by Questions and Discussion

15.30            End of Day

 Early booking is recommended, as this is sure to be of interest to many people as well  Members and Friends. Booking will be open to the general public after 14th April, so don’t delay.
The cost is £30  which includes  lunch provided by  our usual caterer, Duncan, To book  please  send  a cheque for £30, payable to the Gaskell Society  to:
  N.B. Bookings will only be confirmed when we have received your cheque, your email booking will be provisional until then.


Saturday 5 May, 2018
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove,
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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