Tuesday, 8 September 2009
It was our first meeting of the York Embroiderers' Guild on Saturday. It was our 30th Birthday and after the business was over we had an excellent celebratory buffet lunch. Our speaker in the afternoon was Jaqui Hyman, textile conservationist, who spoke to us about the University of Leeds textile collection -ULITA - with special reference to Louisa Pesel whose collection is stored there. Louisa Pesel was the first president of the Embroiderers Guild so it was a very appropriate subject and whetted our appetite for a visit sometime.