Profile Category: Committee

Brenda King

Brenda King

Editor at Large
Conference Organiser and Research Symposium Convenor

We are saddened to report that Dr Brenda King died suddenly on 4 July 2021. We are indebted to Brenda for her work and dedication to the Textile Society for more than 30 years.

Mary Schoeser

Mary Schoeser

Honorary President

Mary studied design and weave before embarking on a career as an archivist, historian and researcher in Textiles. Her 250 publications capture the extent of her work – as an advisor on historic collections to a writer on artist-designed textiles.

"I exchanged my shuttle for a role as curator. My research ranges from the broad overview to specialist topics, but centres on the role of Western manufacturers and designers since the 1660s, and what I call ‘the location of innovation’."