Thursday, 14 May 2009
Fashioning Diasporas seminar at V&A Museum
No embroidery was on display - but I spoke about Patterns, Place and Heritage at a conference and mentioned Stitch Wandsworth. The conference - Fashioning Diasporas at the V&A - brought together a kaleidoscope of speakers on the subject of fabric, pattern and dress.
Thanks to the organisers (Fashioning Diasporas is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project run by the Royal Holloway in collaboration with the V&A) we were able to display some of the British Saris. Draped expertly by Ann Tailor and her daughter, Deepika.