With apologies for any cross-posting, I hope the workshop below will be of interest to at least some list members

The CHORD workshop on:

Textiles and Dress from Below: Ordinary and Everyday Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses

will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK

on 7 June 2018.

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:

The programme includes:

Katina Bill, Kirklees Museums and Galleries
A Shoddy Business? The Recycled Woollen Industry in the Nineteenth Century

Helen Wyld, National Museums Scotland
Everyday lives: Samplers from Scotland, 1720-1870

Valerie Wilson, National Museums Northern Ireland
Breeches, Boots and Bedcovers: interpreting the everyday and ordinary in an open air museum

Hannah Rumball, University of Brighton
“It makes us cringe these days”: Killerton House National Trust and the alteration of Elizabeth Pettipher Cash’s Everyday Quaker bonnets

Ruth Singer, Artist in Residence Staffordshire Record Office
Criminal Quilts

Carol Circuit, Bucks New University
Developing Social History from Material Evidence

Bethan Bide, Middlesex University

One dress, multiple stories: everyday fashion objects as sites for narrating overlapping and speculative biographies in museums

Rebecca Gill, University of Huddersfield and Helen Dampier, Leeds Beckett University
The Invention of a Boer Home Industries: Emily Hobhouse and the Creation and Preservation of a South African ‘Textiles from Below’

Rebecca Shawcross, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Concealed Shoes: The ordinary or the extraordinary on display?

Vivienne Richmond, Goldsmiths, University of London
Text-iles for the Poor

The workshop will take place in room Room MH108-9, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.

The fee is £20

For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: [log in to unmask]

Information about CHORD events can also be found here: