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World Textile Day

World Textile Day is my favourite day of the year!


FREE exhibition woven, printed and embroidered textiles from around the world

Every year - along with our fellow world textile experts - we tour the UK with a new one day exhibitiion of fair trade world textiles: all there for you to ogle, handle, admire and even buy!

Entry to the displays is FREE, with a modest charge for our morning and afternoon presentations.

In 2018 our theme will be WORKING TOGETHER. Through our talks and exhibitions, we'll be exploring how families, villages and communities co-operate to produce the wonderful textiles that our experts bring back from their world travels.

Full details with reviews and photos of previous World Textile Days are on our dedicated website: www.worldtextileday.co.uk


Our World Textile Day season for 2018

17 March 2018 : Wales
Celebrate our 10th anniversary World Textile Day in Wales.

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Susan Briscoe - quilter, teacher and author. Hand to Hand: Japanese Sashiko.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments courtesy of our hosts The Quilt Association.

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


14 April 2018 : South East of England
Join us at our NEW VENUE.

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. John Gillow - author of Textiles of the Islamic World, among others. Kantha Quilts of Bengal.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments on site.

East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Ave, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT.


2 June 2018 : Central England

  • 11 am SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION. Chris Spring - author, artist and curator of the British Museum's Africa collection. Social Fabric: Textiles and Teamwork in East and Southern Africa.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments on site.

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


16 June 2018 : Scotland
Join us for our 6th year in Scotland.

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Diane Gaffney - textile trader, collector and traveller. Many Hands Make Light Work: Incredible Handmade Asian Textiles.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments on site.

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


8 September 2018 : East of England

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Sue and David Richardson - experts in Asian textiles. The Ikat Weaving of Sumba: A Co-operative Venture.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments on site.

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


29 September 2018 : North of England

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Jim Gaffney - textile trader, collector and traveller. Many Hands Make Light Work: Incredible Handmade Asian Textiles.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments on site.

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


6 October 2018 : West of England
Bringing fair trade to a fair trade village.

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Bob Irwin - author, collector, textile and bead trader. Beauty and the Bead: Community Bead Making in West Africa.
  • 2 pm A FAVOURITE TEXTILE. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus a short talk.
  • All day refreshments on site courtesy of our hosts the Saltford Community Association.

Saltford Hall, Wedmore Rd, Saltord, Bristol, BS31 3BY.


We're very excited about our guest speakers and demonstrators. Please join us!

Magie Relph and Bob Irwin - The African Fabric Shop

Diane and Jim Gaffney - Textile Traders

And our World Textile Day partners

www.worldtextileday.co.uk

World Textile Day ScotlandThe African Fabric Shop at World Textile Day Scotland

 

Magie Relph discussing hand-dyed batiks from West Africa: World Textile Day Wales

World textile experts share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with you - the clothaholics of the world. Workbox magazine

For anyone who loves textiles and costume, World Textile Day is a fascinating and stimulating event... a great day out. Popular Patchwork

 
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