Join us for the third event of our autumn programme for University of Leeds staff and postgraduates, exploring the collections at ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles. Sessions are open to all staff and postgraduates at University of Leeds and offer an introduction to our collection holdings, along with the opportunity to handle items from the archive.
Louisa Frances Pesel (1870-1947) was a distinguished scholar, practitioner and educator of the art of embroidery. Until 1907 she held the post of Director of the Royal Hellenic School of Needlework and Laces in Athens. She was elected the first president of the Embroiderers Guild of England in 1920, and appointed Mistress of Broderers of Winchester Cathedral in 1938. The Louisa Pesel Collection of collected and created works, bequeathed to the University of Leeds in 1947, consists of a total of over 400 embroidered items. The majority are of Turkish and Greek island origin, others emanate from Morocco, Algeria, Turkestan, India, Pakistan, Persia, Syria, China, and Western Europe. The collection also includes Louisa Pesel’s own pieces and samples, including models for Winchester Cathedral and an archival collection of her notebooks, photographs, articles and drawings.
For access information, please visit ulita.leeds.ac.uk/plan-your-visit
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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds