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Are Magie Relph and The African Fabric Shop coming to an event near you?

You'll find The African Fabric Shop at textile shows and exhibitions around the UK and occasionally in Europe. Also, along with a group of friends, we organise a series of free events called World Textile Day at various venues around the UK. And, Magie always brings along a selection of fabrics, beads and baskets when ever she travels to a textile group for a talk or workshop.

March 2017

18 Mar 2017

Open Day at The African Fabric Shop

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

Special Event

25 Mar 2017

10 am - 4.30 pm

Minerva Arts Centre, High St, Llanidloes, SY18 6BY

World Textile Day - Wales

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Liz Beasley of Ananuca Textiles. 'Dyeing to Weave: Of Spiders, Plants and Pigments in Chile'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus a short talk.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • PLUS. All day demo by the Braid Society.
  • Refreshments by our  hosts the Quilt Association of Wales.

Disabled access. Free parking.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

April 2017

1 Apr 2017

York Embroiderer's Guild

Talk: Under African Skies

4 Apr to 5 Apr 2017

Worcester Embroiderers' Guild

Talk and Workshop.

22 Apr to 23 Apr 2017

Brockenhurst Fiesta

A great little show with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We love it!

More information: www.brockenhurstfiesta.co.uk/

29 Apr 2017

Open Day at The African Fabric Shop

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

30 Apr 2017

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE 

Celebrating it's 25th year!

More information: www.textilesociety.org.uk

May 2017
Special Event

6 May 2017

10 am - 4.30 pm

Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

World Textile Day - South of England

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Jenny Balfour Paul. 'Deeper than Indigo: Tracing Thomas Machell, Forgotten Explorer'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. PLUS a short talk by Jane Callender: 'Indigo Shibori'.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • TRY IT YOURSELF. Throughout the day, Shibori and indigo dyeing with Jane Callender; small fee for materials.
  • Refreshments by our hosts Meon Valley Quilters.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Wickham.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

June 2017
Special Event

3 Jun 2017

10 am - 4.30 pm

King's Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Rd, King's Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3PG

World Textile Day - Central England

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Chris Aslan Alexander, author of Carpet Ride to Kiva. 'The Silk Road: A Journey into Colour'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus a short talk.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Stations - King's Sutton and Banbury.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

10 Jun 2017

Open Day at The African Fabric Shop

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

Special Event

17 Jun 2017

10 am - 4.40 pm

Bridge of Allan Parish Church of Scotland, 12 Keir St, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NW

World Textile Day - Scotland

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Martin Conlan: textile trader, collector and traveller. 'Indigo: The Magical Blue in Chinese Tribal Textiles'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus a short talk.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Bridge of Allan.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

September 2017
Special Event

9 Sep 2017

10 am - 4.30 pm

Mundford Village Hall, St Leonards St, Mundford, nr Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DW

World Textile Day - East of England

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Jim Gaffney: textile trader, collector and traveller. 'The Old Colours are Best: A Resurgence in Natural Dyes'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus a short talk.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Refreshments by our hosts Alviva Quilters.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Thetford.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Special Event

23 Sep 2017

10 am - 4.30 pm

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN

World Textile Day - North of England

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Magie Relph: quilter, author, collector and textile trader. 'Colours of Africa'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus a short talk.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • PLUS. All day demo by the Braid Society.
  • Refreshments by our hosts Frodsham Patchworkers.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Frodsham.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Special Event

30 Sep 2017

10 am - 4.30 pm

Saltford Hall, Wedmore Street, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3BY

World Textile Day - West of England

Our 2017 Theme: Colour

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET. From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Jenifer and Ian Rutherford: 'Colourful Palestinian Costume and Embroidery'.
  • 2 pm SHOW & TELL. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus a short talk.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Refreshments by our hosts Saltford Community Association.

Disabled access. Free parking. Stations - Keynsham, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Bombay Sapphire Bottle Appeal

Do you have any old Bombay Sapphire gin bottles? If you do, we're collecting them at show and exhibitions for our friend Oklah Tetteh in Ghana. Oklah uses them to make his wonderful recycled glass beads.

 
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