The 2017 embroidery conference: ‘Heritage, the Now and the Future of Embroidery’, explores the appeal of embroidery across craft, fashion and textile arts. By looking at historical textile practices and the history of fashion we are able to recognise emerging practices today and better predict where embroidery is going in the future.
Expert speakers, practitioners and teachers from around the world will gather to debate, network and learn about the long history of embroidery and where the practice is heading.
‘Heritage’ will explore the history of embroidery as a means of religious and secular expression and how the practice evolved into a means of personal fashionable expression. We will discuss the origins of the techniques still used today and how they have changed.