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Berlin Wool Work: the Blood of Murdered Time


Hutton Theatre

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Expert Talk

Although it enjoyed rampant popularity in the mid-1800s, Berlin wool work had many critics who regarded it as lacking originality, overly garish and generally unattractive; some still consider this type of needlework to be what one 19th century critic called “the blood of murdered time”.

In her talk, fashion and textile historian Angela Lassig will explore the history of Berlin wool work and look at its popularity in 19th century New Zealand.

5.30pm, Thursday 20 September