Saturday, 12 May 2007

Lecture at N/E region day

It was a great honor to be asked to give a lecture for the North East Regional Day of the Embroiderers Guild.
I was very nervous, looking out at the sea of faces in the lecture hall, but the audience soon put me at ease as I talked them through "The History of Dress and Undress" with accompanying slides, some of which were rather saucy!

I had some examples of outfits on stands, which I unveiled in turn and undressed layer by layer. I took a sack back wide panniered gown and a Victorian bustle ensemble and Lyssa was most kind in lending me her gorgeous regency gown with painstaking embroidery all over the train.

Overall it went down very well, and everyone laughed at my jokes which is always good, considering how bad they are ;)