Reviving Paisley’s Heritage & Jessie Newbery

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. 

Copyright The Glasgow School of Art 

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, or call 0141 618 7939.  For further details please see the flyer below.



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