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Cloth & Class: Paisley Shawls in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Writing

Paisley shawls are a recurring motif in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing. What is their importance and meaning in her work? Join designer and textile lecturer Margo Singer to find out, in this fascinating talk.  Take the chance to see our House display of original paisley wool scarves from the Elizabeth Gaskell Family Collection too.





Included in House entry 

14th Nov 2019

1pm - 1.45pm


We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.