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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.

September 2018
Special Event

29 Sep 2018

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - North of England

Our 2018 theme: Working Together

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. 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.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Frodsham.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

October 2018
Special Event

6 Oct 2018

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - West of England

Our 2018 theme: Working Together

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

  • Bringing fair trade to a fair trade village.

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

Activities:

  • 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.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments by our hosts Saltford Community Associaton.

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

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

13 Oct 2018

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

More information: www.africanfabric.co.uk/about-us/visit-our-shop

December 2018

1 Dec 2018

Shop Open Day

Help us unpack our bags after our West Africa buying trip - perfect timing for Christmas shopping.

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

More information: www.africanfabric.co.uk/about-us/visit-our-shop

February 2019

10 Feb 2019

Quiltfest Trading Day

We always love this day - join us.

Royal International Pavilion
Llangollen, LL20 8SW

More information: www.quiltfest.org.uk

16 Feb 2019

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

More information: www.africanfabric.co.uk/about-us/visit-our-shop

22 Feb to 23 Feb 2019

Textiles East Fair

This excellent, very friendly show gives us some great exposure in East Anglia. See you there!

More information: textileseastfair.wordpress.com

March 2019

9 Mar 2019

Borders Textile Group

Talk. Plus, we'll be bringing our fabrics, beads and baskets to tempt you.

Fouldon, Berwick-upon-Tweed

16 Mar 2019

Quilters' Guild Regional Day Region 8

We'll be bringing our fabrics, beads and baskets to tempt you.

Essex and Suffolk Region 8. Woodbridge, Suffolk

Special Event

23 Mar 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - Wales

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Weaving and braiding DEMONSTRATIONS

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Jacqui Carey - Japanese kumihimo and medieval braiding expert and author. 'Inspired by World Textiles'.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking near by. Station - Caersws.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

30 Mar 2019

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

More information: www.africanfabric.co.uk/about-us/visit-our-shop

April 2019
Special Event

13 Apr 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - South East of England

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Jennifer Hughes - Asian textiles expert and collector, teacher, embroiderer, weaver and dyer. 'Talking Textiles'.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - East Horsley.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

27 Apr to 28 Apr 2019

Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta

We love this great little show - friendly and fabulous fun!

More information: www.brockenhurstfiesta.co.uk

May 2019

2 May 2019

Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers

Talk. Plus, we'll be bringing our fabrics, beads and baskets to tempt you.

Sutton Coldfield

4 May 2019

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

More information: www.africanfabric.co.uk/about-us/visit-our-shop

Special Event

11 May 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

World Textile Day - South of England

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Janice Gunner - award winning textile artist, quilter, teacher and author.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Fareham.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

18 May 2019

Mersey Embroiderers' Guild

Talk and workshop. Plus, we'll be bringing our fabrics, beads and baskets to tempt you.

Liverpool

19 May 2019

East Midlands Embroiderers' Guild Regional Day

Talk. Plus, we'll be bringing our fabrics, beads and baskets to tempt you.

West Bridgford, Nottingham

20 May 2019

Leicestershire Quilters

Talk. Plus, we'll be bringing our fabrics, beads and baskets to tempt you.

Oadby, Leicestershire

June 2019
Special Event

1 Jun 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - Central England

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Heather Koumi - award winning batik artist and teacher. 'Letting Go in Java'.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

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

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

8 Jun 2019

Shop Open Day

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

More information: www.africanfabric.co.uk/about-us/visit-our-shop

Special Event

15 Jun 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - Scotland

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Pat Archibald - award winning textile artist, quilter and teacher. 'From Trash to Treasure'.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

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

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

22 Jun 2019

Marsh Quilters Exhibition

A visit to my old quilt group and friends. A one day exhibition celebrating 40 years of Marsh Quilters being together.

Wanstead, London

September 2019
Special Event

7 Sep 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - East of England

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Magie Relph - textile artist, quilter, collector, author and African textiles expert. 'African Threads'.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Stations - Thetford and Brandon.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Special Event

28 Sep 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - North of England

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Janice Gunner - award winning textile artist, quilter, teacher and author.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments.

Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Frodsham.

More information: www.worldtextileday.co.uk

October 2019
Special Event

5 Oct 2019

10 am - 4.30 pm

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

World Textile Day - West of England

Our 2019 theme: Inspired to Create

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

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

EXHIBITION & TALK by our GUEST ARTIST

Activities:

  • 11 am PRESENTATION by GUEST ARTIST Isabella Whitworth - natural dyeing artist, historical dyes expert, teacher and lecturer. 'Deeper Than Dyeing'.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK by one of our experts. Plus WEAR & TELL - you're invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per morning or afternoon session. Or £5 for both. Tickets at the door.
  • Delicious refreshments by our hosts Saltford Community Associaton

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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