CV, Publications, and Talks

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • ‘Workbox’ – KCL Centre for Early Modern Studies, published 14 April 2022 (click to read)
  • ‘”I plunge headlong into disaster”: Unstitching Agnes Richter’s Jacket, published 2 September 2021 (click to read)
  • ‘Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles 14’ –, published 1 August 2021 (click to read)
  • ‘Plays, Plague, and Pouches: The Role of the Outside in Early Modern English Plague Remedies’ – Journal of Early Modern Studies, published 29 March 2021, co-authored with Edward B.M. Rendall (click to read)
  • ‘Member Monday with Isabella Rosner’ – Textile Society of America post, published 1 March 2021 (click to read)
  • ‘(Patch) Working It: A History of Patchwork in Dress’ – Costume society blog, published 21 February 2021 (click to read)
  • ‘Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby: 18th Century Fashion Dolls’ – Costume Society blog, published 21 December 2020 (click to read)
  • ‘Asking About Masking: Uncovering Spanish Flu Mask Fashion’ – Costume Society blog, published 11 August 2020 (click to read)
  • ‘“Black-works, white-works, colours all”: Finding Susanna Perwich in her Seventeenth-Century Embroidered Cabinet’ — Art Herstory blog, published 26 May 2020 (click to read)
  • ‘Glove’s Labour’s Lost: An Exploration of Seventeenth-Century Gloves’ – Costume Society blog, published 12 April 2020 (click to read)
  • ‘In Glistening Glory: Queen Elizabeth I’s Dress at Hampton Court Palace’ – Costume Society blog, published 22 March 2020 (click to read)
  • ‘“A Cunning Skill Did Lurk”: Susanna Perwich and the Mysteries of a Seventeenth-Century Needlework Cabinet’ –Textile History, November 2018 issue (click to read)
  • ‘Stitching History: LACMA’S Guatemalan and Mexican Samplers’ – LACMA blog, published 21 August 2017 (click to read)

Selected Talks

  • ‘Stitching Friends from London to Philadelphia: Elizabeth and Ann Marsh’s Transatlantic Quaker Needlework’ – talk given at the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies conference, 2 April 2022
  • ‘Quaker Schoolgirl Needlework in Seventeenth-Century London’ – talk given at the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, 12 February 2022
  • Virtual Dialogue with Melinda Watt – talk given at the Decorative Arts Trust, 10 February 2022
  • ‘A Talk with Isabella Rosner of the Sew What? Podcast’ – talk given at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, 9 February 2022
  • ‘”She once did a pretty deal of fine Needle-works of many Colours”: Quaker Schoolgirl Stitching in Seventeenth-Century London’ – talk given at the Institute of Historical Research, 16 November 2021
  • ‘Stitching History: Telling the Stories of the Past and Today’ – talk given at the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House, 20 May 2021
  • ‘Pictures of men, birds, beasts and flow’rs’: Susanna Perwich and the Mysteries of LACMA’s Seventeenth-Century Needlework Cabinet  – talk given at Association for Art History conference, 16 April 2021
  • ‘Sampling Samplers: Sartorial Experiments in the 20th and 21st Centuries’ – talk given at Sartorial Society seminar series, 11 February 2021
  • ‘“Delight Bower of Bliss!”: Examining Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia Wax and Shellwork Shadow Boxes Through a Quaker Lens’ – talk given at Edinburgh College of Art’s Material and Visual Culture Seminar Series, 11 November 2020
  • ‘Marsh-ing to the Beat of a Different Drum: The Move of Quaker Needlework from England to Philadelphia in the Long Eighteenth Century’ – talk given at the Institute of Historical Research’s Education in the Long Eighteenth Century seminar, 7 March 2020
  • ‘“Women Professing Godliness with Good Works”: British & American Quaker Women’s Decorative Arts before Ackworth & Westtown, 1650-1779’ – talk given at the Cambridge Cultural History Graduate Workshop, 29 January 2020
  • ‘“Grave Hogen Mogen, High and Mighty Frogs!”: The Mysteries of Seventeenth-Century Frog Pouches Fashion’ – talk given at the ‘Fashioning The Early Modern Courtier’ conference, St John’s College, Cambridge University, 16 May 2018


  • Travelling Sisterhood of Art Historian‪s‬ podcast – ‘Textiles’ (listen here)
  • Coping in Confinement podcast – ‘Stitching: An Interview with Isabella Rosner’ (listen here)

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