Date(s) - September 28, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
About this event
In June 1875, The Royal School of Art Needlework formed a ‘permanent Art Committee’ to oversee its artistic direction. The school was noted for its skill in reviving and copying ‘ancient’ work, but to cement its role as a prime mover in the development of contemporary art embroidery, the Committee recommended commissioning designs from living artists, including the pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Dr. Lynn Hulse explores the figurative wall hangings stitched by the RSAN between 1875 and c. 1908 after the artist’s textile designs and paintings.
Dr. Lynn Hulse is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and co-founder of Ornamental Embroidery. Recent exhibitions include The Needles Excellency: contemporary raised work at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2017) and the Knitting and Stitching Show (2018), and The Needles Art: contemporary hand embroidery inspired by an early Tudor pattern book at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (2021). She has published widely on the development of art embroidery and is the editor of May Morris: Art and Life (2017), longlisted for the 2018 William M. B. Berger Prize in British Art History, and The Needles Excellency: English raised embroidery (2018). Her monograph on Lady Victoria Welby and the founding of the Royal School of Art Needlework will be published later this year.
Musica, designed by Edward Burne-Jones and stitched by the Royal School of Art Needlework, 1875-76, printed in the RSAN’s Handbook of Embroidery (1880)
*This will be an online event. Webinar link and password will be sent to registered guests ONLY. Tickets are $10 and this will not be recorded.