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A Meditation in Silk & Gold: Online Presentation


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If you’ve been hanging about here with me at Needle ‘n Thread, you already know that I’m almost giddy with excitement over the fact that two of the panels of the Loreto Embroideries from the Royal School of Needlework are here in the US on exhibit.

They can be found at the Marian Library at the University of Dayton through August 26, as part of their Vision of Art and Faith exhibition, focusing on the works of Italian artist Ezio Annichini.

Loreto Embroideries on exhibit at University of Dayton

Along with the exhibit, the Marian Library is also hosting an online presentation on May 12th, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Dr. Susan Kay-Williams of the Royal School of Needlework will be presenting A Meditation in Silk & Gold: Unpacking the Litany of Loreto Embroideries via Zoom, and it is open to all who want to register for it.

I think it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Loreto embroideries in detail. I’m hoping that it will delve into the details of the embroideries, talking about materials and composition and so forth. I have high hopes that it will be a grandly informative lecture, and I don’t intend to miss it!

If you want to register for it, you can find the registration form online here. It’s very simple – just enter your particulars, and you’ll get a confirmation in your email with the needful information for attending the presentation online on May 12th.

I think we’re actually going to have an all-out Presentation Party in the studio, Anna and I. Woohoo! Can’t wait!

Hope to see you there!


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  1. I love these panels. A friend and I are road tripping from Northern Virginia just to go see them. The RSN Summer program has a class by Helen McCook recreating a portion of one panel.

  2. I’m all signed up for this talk! Thank you for letting us know about it. I wish I could get to the exhibit, but it’s just too far.

  3. Thank you Mary. I’ve signed up for this presentation. It begins at 5.00am Sydney time so I’ll set my alarm.

  4. Dear Mary

    This is exciting I went to see them in 2013 at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court. It was a great day looking at various Loreto and various other embroideries especially the wedding dress of Kate Middleton. It was such a lovely day. Thank you for sharing with us the information of the Marian Library online presentation on May 12th, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. I’m sure it will be a very interesting unique experience on the embroideries. I do hope you both enjoy the lecture.

    Regards Anita Simmance

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