Evening of Linen at Fenton House

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on June 18, 2011

As noted at Treasure Hunt (with lovely photos), Selvedge Magazine, in association with the National Trust, is hosting an evening on linen. From the website invitation:

We Love Linen
Fenton House, Hampstead (London), 28 June 2011

Linen cupboard at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire ©NTPL, Nadia Mackenzie / Exterior of Fenton House ©NTPL, Matthew Antrobus

Join Selvedge at Fenton House in Hampstead on Tuesday 28 June. The charming 17th-century merchant’s house which has remained virtually unaltered over the last 300 years of continuous occupation, will provide a period backdrop to our evening dedicated to the beauty of linen. And if the weather is fine there will be a short time to explore the beautifully kept gardens, enjoy a glass of wine and strawberries and cream before the talks begin.

Our first speaker is Amanda Vickery, author of  Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England and our “The Lure of White Linen” article, issue 39, page 22. Amanda will speak about the role of household linens in Georgian England. She will be followed by Elizabeth Baer, who will be sharing her lifelong passion for linen, and the forming of her collection. There will be time after the talks to view some of Elizabeth’s
antique linens and a selection will be available to purchase.
Ticket includes entrance to the house, glass of wine, and
strawberries and cream. Tickets, £35, concessions* £30.

Tickets are available here»

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