2 Day Course – 28th & 29th May 2016
Using extant textiles and garments c.1400 – 1800 from both the School and the Hopkins Collections, this course will introduce students to the various fibres and weaves of the fabrics used on dress throughout this period. The most common uses for a range of textiles such as linen, fustian, cotton, wool and silk will be explored, including those with metal threads. From plain woven textiles to the most complex velvet weaves the fabrics covered will be those worn by all social classes.
TUTOR – Jenny Tiramani