Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 34: “‘As I cannot write’: stitching self and soul in Elizabeth Parker’s sampler”

Session 34 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 15 April at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).

Elizabeth Parker's sampler, after 1830, Victoria and Albert Museum

Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin talked to us about Elizabeth Parker’s sampler, which was made after 1830, and which is held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Ariane Fennetaux gave a paper on women's tie-on pockets in Britain between the 18th and the 19th century

Ariane Fennetaux told us about women’s tie-on pockets in Britain between the 18th and the 19th century

Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin (Université Paris Diderot) gave a paper entitled “’As I cannot write’: stitching self and soul in Elizabeth Parker’s sampler.” Her respondent was Ariane Fennetaux (Université Paris Diderot).

VP 34

Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin and Ariane Fennetaux

We worked with the following texts:

– Transcript from Elizabeth Parker’s sampler. Transcript of Elizabeth Parker’s sampler

– Sarah Stickney Ellis, Women of England (1839), Ch. 1 Sarah Stickney Ellis The women of England

– Rozsika Parker, The Subversive Stitch (1984), Ch. 1. Rozsika Parker

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