Warner Archive visit

Tue 7th March 2017

Warners
Silks Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 3GB

Warner Archive visit

An introductory talk from Archivist Kate Wigley about the firm’s history which dates back to the 17thc. At the afternoon’s session we will be looking at the stylish textiles from the 30s, 40s & 50’s including the designs of Marion Dorn and Marianne Straub.
£25, £20 students

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

16 Apr 16 - 12 Mar 17

Victoria and Albert Museum
London, SW7 2RL

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

The story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, considering the practical and personal, sensory and fashionable, and exploring underwear’s role of protecting and enhancing the body. Around 200 garments and accessories for men and women introduce changing concepts of the ideal body.

www.vam.ac.uk/undressed

Threads

1 Mar - 12 Mar 2017

*espacio gallery
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG

Threads

'Threads' showcases the work of more than 50 artists from around the world in a specially-curated show for Women’s History Month featuring a host of special events. Expect an international exploration of the threads that transcend the divisions of country, culture, language, and religion to connect us all through our gender, humanity, experiences, friendship and relationships.

Private View: Thursday 2 March 6-9pm

http://www.espaciogallery.com

Home Front Vintage

6 Feb - 29 Mar 2017
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

The Old Sunday School,
Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Home Front Vintage

Unused escape maps printed on silk were sold after WWII to be re-used for clothing. This display explores the story of the maps and includes original 1940s and 50s items. Sara Jane Murray of Home Front Vintage also showcases items she has made with maps in the spirit of ‘make do and mend’. Admission Free

silkmacclesfield.org.uk

info@silkmacclesfield.org.uk

Stories in Stitch

1 Sep 16 - 31 Mar 17

Royal School of Needlework
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Stories in Stitch

A showcase of a wide range of hand embroideries in appliqué, stumpwork and raised embroidery, featuring pieces from the RSN’s archive collection and its students.

Selected dates only »

www.royal-needlework.org.uk

Natalie.thew@royal-needlework.org.uk

Tel: 020 3166 6939

The Story of Silk Study Day

Sat 1st April 2017
10am-3.30pm

The Silk Museum

The Story of Silk Study Day

This study day, organised jointly by The Silk Museum and the University of Chester, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the magic of silk, its uses and its histories.

There will be talks, demonstrations and a guided tour.
£20 »

www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk

Tel: 01625 613210

AAH2017 Annual Conference and Art Bookfair

6 Apr - 8 Apr 2017

Loughborough University

AAH2017 will celebrate the expansive spectrum of histories, theories and practices that characterize art historical research today. »

http://tinyurl.com/jyddgm7

Cheryl Platt aah2017@aah.org.uk

Arts & Crafts Church Textiles and Interiors

Thu 27th April 2017
11am- 3.15pm

Meet at Jesus College, Cambridge. Then to All Saints, St Clements and St Giles.

Arts & Crafts Church Textiles and Interiors

A tour, led by Margaret Waring, of church interiors featuring the work of Cambridge firm of artist decorator Frederick Leach, who worked with William Morris, George Bodley and Charles Kempe, Edward Burne Jones textiles and Ford Maddox Brown stained glass.
£ 22

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Lucienne Day - A Sense of Growth

Part of the nationwide Lucienne Day centenary celebrations

Sat 29th April 2017
2.00 pm

The Whitworth Art Gallery & Museum
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER

Lucienne Day - A Sense of Growth

Join us the day before the Manchester Antique Textile & Vintage Fair at The Whitworth Art Gallery & Museum to view 'Sense of Growth', with curator Jennifer Harris.

Lucienne Day was an enthusiastic gardener and plant forms inspired many of her textile designs. As part of the nationwide Lucienne Day centenary celebrations, a small exhibition 'Sense of Growth' is about the inspiration for her design. Organised by the gallery’s GROW team (a group using the collections and the gardens to improve mental health).

You will also be able to see the gallery exhibition 'Revolutionary Textiles 1910-1939', a period when textile design took off in new directions throughout the Western world.

20 places available, tickets £5

http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on

event@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Sun 30th April 2017
10am-4.30pm Trade entrance: 7.30- 8.30am

Armitage Centre
Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Manchester Antique Textile Fair - a fantastic achievement which we hope you'll join us to celebrate.

2017 also marks the 100th Anniversary of Lucienne Day, who was President of the Textile Society. »

Quilters Guild Research Study Day

Sat 6th May 2017
10.30am-4pm

The Quilters’ Guild Headquarters
St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York Y01 7PW

Quilters Guild Research Study Day

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research.
£30 members, £45 non members. Booking essential. »

www.quiltmuseum.org.uk

New Research Strategies IV Symposium

Sat 27th May 2017
9.30am - 5pm

Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE

New Research Strategies IV Symposium

Introducing a range of emerging research in the textile field, bringing together practitioners, curators, historians and PhD students. A special morning session of research presentations that celebrates the life and work of Lucienne Day.
Free but booking essential

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

INHABIT

11 Feb - 2 Jun 2017
Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm, 4pm from April

The Silk Museum
Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

INHABIT

Artist Yvette Hawkins uses silk to draw upon the rich traditions of her UK and South Korean heritage. INHABIT will include a silk sculpture woven by Yvette and 10,000 silk worms.
Museum Admission, including INHABIT exhibition: £4.50, £4 concessions, children free, exhibition only £2

silkmacclesfield.org.uk

info@silkmacclesfield.org.uk

17th & 18th Century Embroideries at Parham House

Wed 7th June 2017
11.30am

Parham House
Pulborough
W Sussex RH20 4HS

17th & 18th Century Embroideries at Parham House

Parham, an Elizabethan house has one of the finest collections of early embroideries in the country. Join us for a tour of the house with a specialist textile guide. Visit the marvellous gardens and return to the house to view the furniture and hear more about the history.
Demonstrations by the local Embroiders’ Guild.
£25

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Mon 19th June 2017
11.15am - 3pm

V & A Museum
South Kensington, London

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Visit to the retrospective exhibition and first UK exhibition dedicated to this Spanish designer. With an introduction by curator Cassie Davies-Strodder. an informal talk on her book Balenciaga. The Couturiers’ Couturier by Dr Lesley Miller, senior curator.
£15 plus entry (10% group discount) Closing date 19th May.

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Okinawan Odyssey: Tokyo and the Ryukyu Islands

16 Jun - 30 Jun 2017

Japan

Okinawan Odyssey: Tokyo and the Ryukyu Islands

The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum is pleased to announce a study tour to Japan, featuring the islands of Okinawa. The trip will be led by Lee Talbot, curator of the exhibition 'Bingata! Only in Okinawa'.

This breathtaking journey through Tokyo and Okinawa will include museum tours; special access to textile collections; personal interactions with curators and artists; and the exquisite food, culture, and scenery of the Ryukyu Islands. High-end accommodations are included. Visit the website for the full itinerary and pricing information.

Online registration will open on Monday, 30 January. If you have questions, please contact Membership and Development Manager Emily Johnson at epjohn@gwu.edu.

https://museum.gwu.edu/okinawa-tokyo

epjohn@gwu.edu

Peacocks & Pomegranates

1 Jan 16 - 22 Jul 17

Royal School of Needlework
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

Peacocks & Pomegranates

Peacocks and pomegranates have long been used as motifs on embroidery in a wide range of cultures. The exhibition features about 100 pieces to explore their use and meaning across continents, from China and India, as well as from Western Europe.
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www.royal-needlework.org.uk

London ATF

Sun 8th October 2017
10.30am -4.30pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall
King’s Road, London SW3 5EE

London ATF

Top quality antique and vintage textile and dress fair with 40 dealers who are happy to show, discuss and talk about their wares. Near, Middle & Far Eastern, English & European, Worldwide textiles and dress. Meet the Bursary winners whose creations will be displayed.
£6, Concession £4

atflondon@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

May Morris Exhiition

Thu 26th October 2017
11.30am

William Morris Museum
Lloyd Park House, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP

May Morris Exhiition

In 1885 William Morris handed over the management of the embroidery workshop to his youngest daughter May, who at 23 was already an accomplished practitioner.
We will be given a tour of the exhibition with the museum manager, have lunch in the cafe and the afternoon is free to look at the permanent galleries. £16

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Conference

Crafts

3 Nov - 4 Nov 2017

The Hostry
Norwich Cathedral, NR1 4DH

Conference

Full programme to follow.

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Cloth Cultures

Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham

10 Nov - 12 Nov 2017

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

An international conference to explore the material culture of textiles through the work and legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham (1911-2004), internationally renowned textile scholar and member of the Order of Canada (1985).

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http://tinyurl.com/hztwlas

Lace in Fashion

4 Feb 17 - 1 Jan 18

Fashion Museum
Bath

Lace in Fashion

Drawing on the riches of the museum’s collection, as well as generous loans from contemporary fashion designers, the exhibition will showcase over 50 exquisite pieces, showing how lace has been used in fashion from the time of Shakespeare to the present day. »

www.fashionmuseum.co.uk