Women’s Work: Lives in Stitches – Naomi Tarrant, February 2024 Webinar Posted 15 November 2023 by Julie GoucherThis talk looks at an overlooked source for genealogy, samplers and other embroidery worked by girls and young women, which can supply information about their family, the schools they attended and their part in society. This should help with pieces which appear to have no known link to a member’s family and to rescue any information about their ancestors that maybe available. It’s looking beyond the bare bones of documents and gravestone etc and trying to connect with tangible items belonging to people. The bulk of the information will be from the UK but will have relevance to other countries particularly those with UK links, and to anyone interested in embroidery. A list of relevant books, catalogues and websites will be available. About the Speaker Naomi has a Degree in European History with special subject Roman Britain which allowed her to work in various museums as both an archaeologist and social history curator. Retired after 28 years as curator of European and Scottish costume and textiles at the National Museum Scotland. Published books and numerous articles mainly on dress and textiles. All Naomi’s research has been based on finding out about the people behind the objects she curated and their story. Naomi has pursued her own family history for many decades and ia a member of several family history societies, the Society of Genealogists’ and a Fellow of both the Antiquaries of London and the Antiquaries of Scotland as well as being a member of the Costume Society and the ICOM Costume Committee. Naomi’s book, “Remember, Now Thy Creator” is available to download on Open Access HERE The webinar will take place on: 18 October 2023 Rescheduled to 28 February 2024. Open to all and FREE to attend; though registration is essential – Register HERE All those who had registered to attend have had their registrations moved to February. Apologies.