Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury

Wed 20th September 2017
11.30 am

Gainsborough’s House Museum
Gainsborough St
C010 2EU

The exhibition will explore the local and national history of silk in England from the eighteenth century to the present day, focussing on the diaspora of silk manufacture from Spitalfields in London to Sudbury in Suffolk.

A diverse range of illustrative objects including silk pattern books, historic costume, portraiture and contemporary couture fabrics made by Sudbury’s three active silk mills. Tour of the house with a guide and then curator Louisa Brouwer, Keeper of Arts & Place will give an introduction to the exhibition.

Lunch in the town.

We will be visiting Vanners silk mill in the afternoon.

£6 entrance (pay at the door). Art Pass free.The curator talk fee is £6 for members/£10 non members.

Trains to Sudbury run once an hour from Marks Tey on the Liverpool Street to Norwich line. Trains arrive between 20 past and half past the hour and leave 5 mins later. The journey takes approx 1hr 20 mins.