RBKS and the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection - A Talk by Rachel Midgely
Rachel Midgley’s talk introduces Rachel Kay Shuttleworth (1886- 1967), maker, collector and the founder of the famous National Trust textile collection and the last member of the Shuttleworth family to live at Gawthorpe Hall. She will cover RBKS’s life and what led her to collect one of the largest textile collections in the North West as well as delving into the stories behind a few special items donated to her by friends and family.
Our speaker Rachel Midgley has been the Curator of Gawthorpe Textiles Collection for three years and Assistant Curator there for several years before that. She studied Costume Design & Construction at university and while historical costume is still her first love, working with the collection at Gawthorpe has instilled a passion for many other areas of textiles as well.
Wine and canapés will be served as part of the price.
The Gallery, Tabley House