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World Textile Day

World Textile Day is my favourite day of the year!


Our 2020 season: Crossing Borders

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World Textile Day

Wales : 28 March 2020

 

Guest Speaker

Angela Thompson


'East to West: Textile Treasures

of the Great Silk Road'

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World Textile Day

Surrey : 4 April 2020

 

Guest Speakers

Jennifer and Ian Rutherford


'Costume and Textiles of Palestine'

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World Textile Day

Oxfordshire : 6 June 2020

 

Guest Speaker

Gavin Strachan
Editor of 'Asian Textiles' journal
'Thomas Coryate:
The English Marco Polo'

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World Textile Day

Scotland : 13 June 2020

 

Guest Speaker

Jim Gaffney

Textile collector and trader

'Freedom of Movement
for Textiles'

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World Textile Day

Norfolk : 5 September 2020

 

Guest Speaker

Jennifer Hughes
Textile collector, teacher,

embroiderer, weaver and dyer

'Ikats of the Orient'

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World Textile Day

Hampshire : 19 September 2020

 

Guest Speakers

Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph


'From Java to West Africa:

A journey from batik to wax print'

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World Textile Day

Bristol : 3 October 2020

 

Guest Speakers

Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph


'From Java to West Africa:

A journey from batik to wax print'

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World Textile Day

Cheshire : 10 October 2020

 

Guest Speakers

Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph


'From Java to West Africa:

A journey from batik to wax print'


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


Exhibitions of woven, printed and embroidered textiles

  • FREE entry to eight venues around England, Scotland and Wales
  • Fair trade market from makers, workshops and villages around the world
  • Guest speakers to inspire you

Our 2020 theme: Crossing Borders

Textiles are constantly on the move between markets, people, countries and cultures. In 2020 our exhibitions and expert talks will focus on textiles ‘crossing borders’. Fascinating!

Mark your calendar now!

  • 28 March 2020. Wales - Llanidloes. With GUEST SPEAKER Angela Thompson: Textile collector, author and lecturer. East to West: Textile Treasures of the Great Silk Road.
  • 4 April 2020. South East - Surrey. With GUEST SPEAKERS Jennifer and Ian Rutherford. Costume and Textiles of Palestine.
  • 6 June 2020. Central - Oxfordshire. With GUEST SPEAKER Gavin Strachan, editor of 'Asian Textiles journal'. Thomas Coryate: The English Marco Polo.
  • 13 June 2020. Scotland - Bridge of Allan. With GUEST SPEAKER Jim Gaffney: Asian textile collector and trader. Freedom of Movement for Textiles.
  • 5 Sep 2020. East - Norfolk. With GUEST SPEAKER Jennifer Hughes: Textile collector, teacher, embroiderer, weaver and dyer. Ikats of the Orient.
  • 19 Sep 2020. South - Hampshire. With GUEST SPEAKERS Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph: textile collectors and traders. From Java to West Africa: a journey from batik to wax print.
  • 3 Oct 2020. West - Bristol. With GUEST SPEAKERS Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph: textile collectors and traders. From Java to West Africa: a journey from batik to wax print.
  • 10 Oct 2020. North - Cheshire. With GUEST SPEAKERS Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph: textile collectors and traders. From Java to West Africa: a journey from batik to wax print.

Check out all the details: www.worldtextileday.co.uk


What makes World Textile Day GREAT?

Watch the video of World Textile Day Wales in Llanidloes, March 2019.

Beware: the cakes are as tempting as the textiles!

 
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