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Events & Shows Diary

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.

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

20 Jun 2017

Wirral Embroiderers' Guild

Birkenhead

24 Jun 2017

Marsh Quilters' Exhibition

One-day quilt exhibition with traders and refreshments. Wanstead.

More information: www.marshquilters.org

July 2017

6 Jul 2017

Bridge Quilters

Runcorn, Cheshire.

8 Jul 2017

Hallam Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Sheffield

More information: hallamshirewsd.org.uk

11 Jul 2017

Cheshire Embroiderers' Guild

Chester

15 Jul 2017

Embroiderers' Guild Eastern Regional Day

Swaffham.

20 Jul 2017

Wirral Embroiderers' Guild

Birkenhead

22 Jul 2017

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

August 2017

10 Aug to 13 Aug 2017

Festival of Quilts

Find us in our usual place: Stand C47 at the NEC, Birmingham.

More information: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

19 Aug 2017

Lincolnshire Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Revesby

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

16 Sep 2017

Grimsby Creative Stitchers

Grimsby.

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

October 2017

7 Oct 2017

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

11 Oct to 15 Oct 2017

Knitting & Stitching Show

Alexandra Palace, London.

More information: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/london/

December 2017

2 Dec 2017

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

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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