We’re delighted to announce that we shall be facilitating a lecture and workshop focusing on Jessie Wylie Newbery (1864-1948) and the impact of women on Paisley’s design heritage. The event will be held at Paisley Arts Centre on the 18th May 2018 1.30pm-3pm.
Jessie enrolled as a student at the Glasgow School of Art in 1884, and ten years later she became head of the school’s department of embroidery, which she had established earlier. She married Francis H Newbery (1855-1946) four years after his appointment as headmaster, on 28 September 1889. Her work raised the status of embroidery to that of a creative art form. For more information on Jessie, please see The Glasgow School of Art Archives.
The event is FREE but booking is essential. To reserve your place please email: th.cars2@renfrewshire,gov.uk or call 0141 618 7939. For further details please see the flyer below.