BA. Dip.Tchg.MA (London)
Medievalist & Silk Historian, lecturer, author and designer.
A UK Lecture Series has been planned for between 25th April and 2nd June 2014. If you are a UK Guild, this is your one and only chance. Priscilla Lowry will be bringing new talks and workshops and the long awaited third book THE WORLD OF SILK
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“ Priscilla’s history and art history courses at the Centre for Continuing Education invariably receive very positive evaluations and are always popular. Attendees comment on Priscilla’s knowledge of the subject, thorough research and the marvelous illustrations. Priscilla’s enthusiasm and lively presentation encourage lots of discussion and participation and inspires her students to continue exploring the topics. ”
~ Libby Passau, Programme Manager
Lifelong Learning, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Auckland
This third volume on the History of Silk brings together all the countries and the latest research on silk and sericulture. Watch out for the green cover, to match the earlier books: Silk: From the Myths and Legends to the Middle Ages and The Secrets of Silk: From Textiles to fashion. You can order your copy right here.
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GREAT NEWS! Priscilla's next course at Auckland University will be MEDIEVAL FOOD: FEAST & FAST. It will trace the history of food and the social, religious and domestic values placed on it and usually there will be food made to Medieval recipes to taste during the classes. It begins on Friday 25th July 10-12pm at Short Street on the Auckland City Campus
See Medieval Course for further information.
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Selwyn Campus NEW Lecture Series 2013. After a very successful first series, Part I we are all set to begin Part II of the HISTORY OF FASHION. Fashion always reflects to some extent the social and political events of the times and these events effect everyone, whatever their class or station in life, a very exciting area to explore!
Further series of lectures on the Selwyn Campus include THE SECRETS OF SILK beginning on 21st August and MARCO POLO AND THE SILK ROUTE beginning on the 30th October.
Contact Priscilla or Selwyn for more information.
Read more > There is a rumour going round that perhaps Priscilla and Janet might take another group across the Old Silk Road in April 2016! How fantastic would that be! Watch this space! or contact Priscilla for the latest news.
For the next two months all the talks and workshops will be in the UK in conjunction with a lecture tour, featuring talks on sericulture and the Medieval Spinners, Dyers and Weavers and wonderful workshops on Flash Jackets, Rainbow Dyeing, Inkle Weaving, spinning silk and making wonky threads. contact Priscilla for more information.
FLASH JACKET WORKSHOPS are the most fun! Its your chance to make something magical, turn an old jersey into Wearable Art!
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