Date(s) - February 9, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
About this event
Isabella Rosner is a second-year Ph.D. student at King’s College London, where she researches and writes about Quaker women’s decorative arts before 1800. Her project focuses specifically on seventeenth-century English needlework and eighteenth-century Philadelphia wax and shellwork. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MPhil from Cambridge University and has been lucky enough to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, LACMA, Colonial Williamsburg, and Fitzwilliam Museum. Isabella specializes in the study of schoolgirl samplers and early modern women’s needlework in addition to hosting the “Sew What?” podcast about historic needlework and those who stitched it.
This talk explores parallels between needlework stitched during historic moments of chaos and the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws connections between seventeenth-century, nineteenth-century, and contemporary embroidery, exploring the fact that needlework is and has always been an outlet for emotions ranging from frustration to joy. Isabella will analyze needlework wrought during periods of political turmoil, environmental catastrophe, widespread illness, and incarceration, mirroring the unexpected, challenging circumstances of the 2020s thus far.
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*This will be a free Webinar event. Webinar link and password will be sent to registered guests ONLY. A separate Virtual Stitch-In will also run in normal hours.