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Crafting Through Covid: Jane Austen Embroidery

Jane Austen Embroidery Tablecloth

Authors of Jane Austen Embroidery, Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin talks about their new book and crafting through covid.

This talk was organised by the University of Kent originally aired on the 16th September. You can catch up on the conversation on YouTube:

Jennie Batchelor is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent and the author of five books and many articles and book chapters. Jennie has co-hosted embroidery workshops and given various talks about embroidery, Jane Austen and Regency fashion for many events, including Lucy Worsley’s BBC documentary ‘Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors’.

Alison Larkin is a practising embroiderer who lectures on various aspects of needlework. She regularly runs classes and workshops. She has won many awards and written for the journals Costume and The Journal of Dress History.

Their book Jane Austen Embroidery features 15 beautiful embroidery projects from the era of Jane Austen and is available now.