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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.

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 to 16 Jun 2019

WOVEN in Kirklees

WOVEN is an exciting celebration of 'all things textile' in Kirklees, our local area here in West Yorkshire. We've got a long history of textile production and innovation and it's still going on  today.

The WOVEN TEXTILE TRAIL will include producers, artists, and businesses in Kirklees - including The African Fabric Shop!

More information: woveninkirklees.co.uk

8 Jun 2019

TEXTILE TRAIL Open Day

Focus on Furnishing

As part of the WOVEN in Kirklees Textile Trail, we'll be open from 10 - 4.

Jenny - our champion of creatvie innovation around the home - will be on hand to share tips and tricks for using African textiles to jazz up your living space.

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

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

10 Jun 2019

Shop Open 12 - 4

As part of the WOVEN in Kirklees Textile Trail, we'll be open to visitors from 12 - 4.

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth
HD9 5NW

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

12 Jun 2019

Shop Open 12 - 4

As part of the WOVEN in Kirklees Textile Trail, we'll be open to visitors from 12 - 4.

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

Oklah needs bottles

Our friend Oklah Tetteh in Koforidua, Ghana makes all of our bottle glass beads from old bottles. Some colours are hard for him to make because the bottles are scarce. These are the really valuable ones:

  • Gin - Bombay Sapphire, Plymouth and Blooms
  • Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry
  • Old Vines in Young Hands - Portuguese white wine

If you have any, please bring them to us and we'll take them to Ghana. Meda ase - thank you - from Oklah Tetteh.

 
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