Past Textile Society Events

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

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

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

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Call for presentations - ‘New Research Strategies IV’

Textile Society Biennial Research Symposium

1 Mar - 11 Apr 2017

Wellcome Trust, London

The 2017 Textile Society Research Symposium brings together new research from a range of textile fields.

If you are interested in presenting a paper on your research please email an abstract (approx. 300 words) to Dr Brenda King, Chair of the Textile Society: chair@textilesociety.org.uk by 11 April.
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chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Warner Archive visit

Tue 7th March 2017

Warners
Silks Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 3GB

Warner Archive visit

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Fine Cell Work - charity & social enterprise

Wed 1st February 2017
11.15am

Hackney, E8

Fine Cell Work - charity & social enterprise

Find out about this group and the amazing work they are doing with, mainly male, prisoners stitching.
Spend the afternoon with Meg looking at some rare and unusual antique textiles.

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Stitch of a Symbol

Insights into the textile journeys of Sheila Paine

Tue 17th January 2017

The Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP

Stitch of a Symbol

Textile Futures

Technology, Materials and Preservation

Sat 5th November 2016
11.15am-5.15pm

Wellcome Conference Centre
Euston Road, London (Op Euston Rail station)

Textile Futures

The Textile Society Annual conference will examine recent advances in textile design, materials and technology, particularly emerging ideas and approaches that may change the way we design, make, use and preserve textiles in the future.
The AGM for members will take place on the 5th of November. »

conferences@textilesociety.org.uk

London Antique Fair

Sun 2nd October 2016
10.30 am - 4.30 pm

London Antique Fair

Diana Harrison Exhibition talks

Fri 23rd September 2016
11am and 12noon

Craft Study Centre, Uni. for the Creative Arts, Faulkner Road, Farnham, GU9 7DS

Diana Harrison Exhibition talks

Kew's Economic Botany Collection

and Jenny Balfour Paul's Textiles

Wed 13th July 2016
11am - 3.30pm

Herbarium
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond
Surrey, TW9 3AB

Kew's Economic Botany Collection

Three day Visit to Glasgow and Paisley

26 May - 28 May 2016

Hotel to be arranged.

Three day Visit to Glasgow and Paisley

Stead McAplin Archive

Thu 17th March 2016
1.30pm - 3.30pm

John Lewis
Partenship Heritage Centre
Odney Lane
Cookham
Berks, SL6 9SR

Stead McAplin Archive

Stanley Spencer Exhibition

Guided Tour

Thu 17th March 2016
11 am - 12 pm

Stanley Spencer Museum
High Street
Cookham
Surrey SL6 9SJ

Stanley Spencer Exhibition

Antique Textile Fair

Manchester ATF

Sun 6th March 2016
10am-4.30pm Trade entrance: 7.30- 8.30am

Armitage Centre
Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

Antique Textile Fair

The Annual Manchester Fair, chock full of wonderful antique and ethnic textiles, costumes, books and related ephemera. Plus the Upstairs guild fair, student awards and full talks programme.
Full programme, ticket details and access info here. »

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Pattern Books

Macclesfield Silk Museum

Sat 5th March 2016
2 pm

Macclesfield Silk Museum
Roe St,
Macclesfield, SK11 6UT

Pattern Books

Zandra Rhodes Studio

45 Minute Tour

Wed 20th January 2016
2 pm

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey St
London SE1 3XF

Zandra Rhodes Studio

This event is now full.

Discover where Zandra Rhodes got inspiration for her hand crafted couture collection. See the drawings, designs and production techniques used.

www.ftmlondon.org

events@textilesociety.org.uk

The Leek Bayeaux Tapestry

Sat 21st November 2015
11am-1.30pm or 1.30-4pm

Reading Museum & Town Hall
Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH

The Leek Bayeaux Tapestry

Architecture and Textiles

6 Nov - 7 Nov 2015

Whitworth Art Gallery & Museum
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER

Architecture and Textiles

The conference explores the relationship between textiles and architectural form, examining how designers respond to the shape, scale and aesthetic character of buildings, and how they apply and adapt materials and processes to create textiles for public, corporate and private spaces.
Alice Kettle will make the keynote presentation. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Amsterdam trip

21 Oct - 24 Oct 2015

Amsterdam

Amsterdam trip

London ATF

Antique Textile Fair

Sun 4th October 2015
10:30 to 16:30

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

London ATF

Whether you are looking for a decorative textile for furnishing your home or a vintage outfit to wear, if you are a designer seeking inspiration, or a dress or textile collector, this is the event you should not miss.

Online booking now available. »

atflondon@textilesociety.org.uk

Tour of Moravia

18 May - 25 May 2015

Tour of Moravia

Starting in Prague we will go to Olomouc. The tour is expected to include a visit to Olesnice for the Modrotisk fabric printing, a tapestry centre, the footwear museum in Zlin, folk museums and some textile archeology and much more.
This event is now full. »

randmbeith@btinternet.com

Sarah Campbell Studio

Sat 16th May 2015

Sarah Campbell's Studio
Gipsy Hill, London

Sarah Campbell Studio

Sarah Campbell Studio

Mon 11th May 2015
1.30 - 4.30

Sarah Campbell's Studio
Gipsy Hill, London

Sarah Campbell Studio

Weave Study Day

Wed 29th April 2015
10.30 coffee, 11 – 4

Meg Andrews in Dalston, Hackney

Weave Study Day

Looking at simple weave structures with Sue Kerry, textile historian, curator and author, who will discuss the use of these fabrics and finishes. Of particular interest for those working with ethnographic collections or for those new to textile techniques wishing to learn the basics.
Now fully booked.

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Textiles:

New Research Strategies III

Sat 28th March 2015
10.25am-5pm. Registration 10am.

Wellcome Conference Centre
Euston Road, London (Op Euston Rail station)

A symposium for researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening in the field of textile research. A chance to get together, create links, encourage debate and share information.

Report here. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Ecclesiastical Textiles Study Day

Fri 27th March 2015
10.25am-5pm. Registration 10am.

Wellcome Conference Centre
Euston Road, London (Op Euston Rail station)

Ecclesiastical Textiles Study Day

The Study Day aimed to highlight good practice, present case studies and offer some practical guidelines on various issues relating to these important textiles.

Report here. »

S.Andrew@manchester.ac.uk

Manchester ATF

Antique Textile Fair

Sun 1st March 2015
10am – 4:30pm (Trade from 8:30am)

Armitage Centre
Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

Manchester ATF

Whitworth Collections Centre

Sat 28th February 2015

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

Whitworth Collections Centre

Visit to Sands Films

Tue 17th February 2015

82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ

Visit to Sands Films

Textiles, Communication and Politics

32nd Annual Conference

7 Nov - 9 Nov 2014

Wellcome Centre
Euston Road, London

Textiles, Communication and Politics

Our 2014 conference is on the theme of politics and textiles. Details are still to be confirmed but the conference will combine papers and study visits, as well as incorporating our AGM.

Full programme and booking form now available. »

s.andrew@manchester.ac.uk

London ATF

Sun 12th October 2014
10.30am - 4.30pm (trade from 9,30)

Chelsea Old Town Hall
Kings Road, London, SW3 5EE

London ATF

The Eye of the Needle: English Embroideries

Guided tour

Thu 7th August 2014
11.30 - 12.15

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH

Embroideries, Prints & Weaves

Sat 24th May 2014
10.30 - pm

Chertsey Museum
Chetsey, Surrey

Embroideries, Prints & Weaves

West & Central African Textiles.

Wed 9th April 2014

The British Museum Store
23 Blyth House, W Kensington Olympia, W14 0QX

West & Central African Textiles.

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Sun 2nd March 2014
10am to 4:30pm, Trade from 8:30am

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

The beautifullest place on earth…

Wed 19th February 2014
11.30

The Red House
Red House Lane, Bexley Heath, DA6 8 JF

The beautifullest place on earth…

Pattern to Print.

Wed 19th February 2014

Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1PQ

Pattern to Print.

Report now available on this visit, lead by collections manager Kirsty Maclean, to the silk printing factory which operated for more than 150 years, »

www.bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk/hallplace/whats-on

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Textiles: Embroidering the Truth

Textile Society Annual Conference and AGM

1 Nov - 3 Nov 2013

Rex Makin Lecture Theatre
County Sessions House,(next to Walker Art Gallery) William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL

Textiles: Embroidering the Truth

This year's conference in Liverpool explored how studying evidence helps us to understand objects. »

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

London ATF

Sun 6th October 2013
10.30-16.30, trade from 9.30am

London ATF

Dealers came from Britain, France and Italy with top quality English, European and Worldwide textiles and costumes from 17th to mid 20th century.

See photos and comments here. »

atflondon@textilesociety.org.uk

The Extraordinary Leek Embroidery Society

22 Aug - 23 Aug 2013

Nicholson Institute
Leek, Staffs ST13 6DW

The Extraordinary Leek Embroidery Society

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events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 0207 923 0331

From Russia With Love

Mon 17th June 2013
11am-3.30pm

Haslemere Museum
78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2LA

From Russia With Love

Discover amazing artefacts from Haslemere Museum's collection relating to the history and culture of the largest country in the World.

Report here »

www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 01428 642112

Light & Line

Anne Morrell and Polly Binns exploring common ground

Wed 12th June 2013
11am-3pm

Nottingham Castle Museum
Castle Place, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 6EL

Light & Line

Anne Morrell and Polly Binns talk about their work, plus viewing of the exhibition

Full report here. »

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 0207 923 0331

Past Pleasurea re-enactment

Fri 3rd May 2013
10.30am-3.30pm

Godalming, Surrey

Past Pleasurea re-enactment

Roderick Taylor

Author and collector

Wed 17th April 2013
1.30-3.30pm

Nr Diss, Norfolk

Roderick Taylor

New Research Strategies II

Sat 16th March 2013

Wellcome Collection
Euston Road, London

New Research Strategies II

A symposium for researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening in the field of textile research. A chance to get together, create links, encourage debate and share information

Report here: »

text@textilesociety.org.uk

Silk Symposium

Fri 15th March 2013

Wellcome Collection
Euston Road, London

Silk Symposium

This one off symposium, in memory of Natalie Rothstein aims to encourage scholarship and the dissemination of new research.

Report here: »

text@textilesociety.org.uk

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Sun 3rd March 2013
10am-4.30pm

Armitage Centre,
Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

This year's special guest, in conversation, will be Georgina Von Etzdorf. There will also be book signings, demonstrations and student awards, as well, of course, as a wealth of antique textile and vintage fashion dealers.

Full programme now published here. »

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Wallpaper & Textiles: two sides of the same coin?

Sat 2nd March 2013
2.30 -3.45pm

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

Wallpaper & Textiles: two sides of the same coin?

Folded Beauty and Jacobean Portraits

Fri 1st February 2013
1.30pm

The Holbourne Museum
Gt Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4DB

Folded Beauty and Jacobean Portraits

The New Museum Store

Wed 23rd January 2013
2pm

Central St Martins
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4AA

The New Museum Store

Spirella Company - Corset Makers & Corsetieres

Sat 12th January 2013
10.30 am - 3pm

First Garden City Heritage Museum
296 Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1SU

Spirella Company - Corset Makers & Corsetieres

A joint event with the Costume Society, to view the Exhibition on the American company that came to Letchworth in 1910 and revolutionised corset making.

Report here : »

www.gardencitymuseum.org/

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 0207 923 0331

Textile Society 30th Anniversary Conference and AGM

2 Nov - 4 Nov 2012

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
London

Textile Society 30th Anniversary Conference and AGM

The Society celebrated its 30th anniversary with a conference dedicated to practice. Designers, makers and researchers all contributed papers and there were special tours and visits.

Papers will appear in the next issue of Text. Report here »

DomesticTextiles

Wed 17th October 2012

The American Museum
Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD

DomesticTextiles

London ATF

Sun 7th October 2012
10.30-16.30, trade from 9.15am

London ATF

The 2012 London ATF was a great success, with takings and profit up on last year. We had 71 stall holders, including exhibitors from the Netherlands, Italy and France, and over 400 visitors.
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make this year such a success.

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Tabitha Moses studio and exhibition

Thu 16th August 2012
11am

Bridewell Studios and Gallery and Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool

Tabitha Moses studio and exhibition

William Morris’ Dye and Printworks

Sat 14th July 2012
10.45am - 1pm

Merton Abbey
Watermill Way, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2RD

William Morris’ Dye and Printworks

Full report here. »

www.Mertonpriory.org

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Visit to Kelmscott House & printer Emery Walker’s home

Fri 13th July 2012
10.45am - 3.15pm

Kelmscott House
26 Upper Mall, London W6 9TA

Visit to Kelmscott House & printer Emery Walker’s home

Bed Time Stories

Sat 26th May 2012
10.30am - 5pm

Temple Newsam House
Leeds LS15 0AD

Bed Time Stories

Behind the Scenes –

Fri 25th May 2012
10.30am - 6pm

ULITA
University of Leeds, Moorland Road, LS2 9JT

Behind the Scenes –

Behind the Scenes

Thu 24th May 2012
1.30 - 4pm

Leeds Discovery Centre
Carlisle Road, LS10 1LB

Behind the Scenes

Wed 2nd May 2012
11am - 4pm

Berkhampstead, Herts

Bridget Long – Printed cottons in patchwork

As advisor to the York Quilt Museum and past President of the Quilters Guild, Bridget will show us quilts and patchwork, giving us clues about sewing techniques, style, pattern and dating. Bring your own along for discussion as well as a packed lunch.

collectorsgroup@textilesociety.org.uk

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Sun 4th March 2012
10am-4.30pm

Armitage Centre,
Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

This year we celebrated the Fair's 20th Anniversary, with another excellent event. 100s came through the doors to sample the fantastic array of antique and ethnic wares.
Meanwhile 'upstairs' was as intersting as ever. Student winners form previous year's were invited to show work, alongside the finalists for this year's student buraries, and talk about what their award meant to them.
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atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Looking at Textile Banners

Sat 3rd March 2012
2 - 3pm

Looking at Textile Banners

Textile Influence on Wallpaper Design

Fri 2nd March 2012
2.45 - 3.45pm

Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road, Manchester
M15 6ER

Textile Influence on Wallpaper Design

We regret that this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment.

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

events@textilesociety.org.uk

William Morris: Story, Memory & Myth

Mon 23rd January 2012
2.30-4.30pm

Two Temple Place Gallery
2 Temple Place, WC2R 3BD

William Morris: Story, Memory & Myth

Thu 19th January 2012
11.30am

Birmingham Museum
Chamberlain Sq, B3 3DH

Lost in Lace – Concealed and Revealed

Captain Coram and Mr Handel

Sat 7th January 2012
11am & 2pm

The foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Sq,
London WC1N 1AZ

Captain Coram and Mr Handel

Textile Collections and the Sharing of Knowledge

29th AGM and Conference

25 Nov - 27 Nov 2011

Ashmolean Museum
Oxford

Textile Collections and the Sharing of Knowledge

Collections of textiles are not static; they change as we learn more about them and as they are used differently over time. Our speakers will show how collections are embedded with so many different forms of knowledge and how that knowledge can be extracted, reacted to, preserved and expanded. »

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

A Celebration of South East Asian Textiles.

Wed 26th October 2011
11am-4pm

Jennifer Hughes' home
Reigate, Surrey

A Celebration of South East Asian Textiles.

London Antique Textile Fair

Sun 2nd October 2011
10.30am-4.30pm (trade from 10am)

Chelsea Town Hall
SW3

London Antique Textile Fair

Waddesdon Manor visit

Sat 1st October 2011

Waddesden Manor
Near Aylesbury, Bucks HP18 OJH

Waddesdon Manor visit

The Renaissance-style chateau was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. This visit combines a tour with curator Rachel Boak, and a chance to view reserve collections.
This event is now full. »

www.waddesdonmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Hatley Prints

Fri 19th August 2011
11am-12 noon

Hatley Prints
29 Shand Street, London SE1 2ES

Hatley Prints

The Textile Manufactures of India

Fri 5th August 2011
11am – 3pm (lunch included)

Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP

The Textile Manufactures of India

Historic Embroidery Study Day

Thu 7th July 2011
10.30 – 4

Meg Andrews home
Islington, London

Historic Embroidery Study Day

Led by Nikki Jarvis of the Royal School of Needlework, this day is ideal for those with little knowledge of historical emboridery.

Event report now available. »

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Textile Society Russian Trip

10 Jun - 18 Jun 2011

Textile Society Russian Trip

This trip is now fully booked.

Collectors Group meeting Spring 2011

Whitework

26 May - 27 May 2011
11am - 4pm

Aylesbury, Bucks

Collectors Group meeting Spring 2011

Letchworth Museum visit

Edmund Hunter textiles + the Garden City Movement

Sat 21st May 2011
10.30 -

First Garden City Heritage Museum
296 Norton Way South, Letchworth, SG6 1SU

Letchworth Museum visit

Textiles: New Research strategies.

Research symposium

Sat 19th March 2011

Wellcome Conference Centre
183 Euston Road, London, NW1

Textiles: New Research strategies.

A symposium in for researchers, would-be researchers and anyone interested to know more about what is happening in the filed of textile research. A chance to get together, create links, encourage debate and share information. »

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Sun 6th March 2011
10am-4.30pm

Armitage Centre
Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE

Manchester Antique Textile Fair

A report on the 2011 Manchester ATF is available here. »

www.textilesociety.org.uk

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Looking at Mediterranean Textiles

with curator Frances Pritchard

Sat 5th March 2011
2pm

Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester

Looking at Mediterranean Textiles

Treasures From the Collection

Visit to Platt Hall

Fri 4th March 2011
2.30pm

Gallery of Costume
Platt Hall, Manchester

Treasures From the Collection

A look behind the scenes at Platt Hall, with a chance to see some of the most interesting items in the collection.
Full report here:
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http://www.manchestergalleries.org/

events@textilesociety.co.uk

Visit to Dennis Sever's House

Mon 21st February 2011
12 noon - 12.45

Dennis Severs House
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6B

Visit to Dennis Sever's House

The Dennis Severs house offers a unique experience, described as 'a still lide drama' and set in the former home of a family of Huguenot silk weavers named Jarvis.
Read a report here.
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www.denissevershouse.co.uk

Spitalfields Silks at Museum of London

Mon 21st February 2011
3.00 - 4.30pm

Museum of London,
Barbican, London

Spitalfields Silks at Museum of London

A look behind the scenes atthe museum's reserve collections of Spitalfields handloom woven silks from the C18th. With Beatrice Behlan, senior curator.
Visit can be combined with visit to Dennis Sever's House in the morning.
Read a report here. »

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

events@textilsocietyorg.uk

Textile Society AGM and Conference

RE : wind - Recycling and Sustainability

26 Nov 10 - 1 Jan 11

De Montfort University, Leicester

Textile Society AGM and Conference

Full review now available.
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debroberts1@googlemail.com

Collectors' Group Autumn Meeting

Visit to Ashmolean Museum

Wed 20th October 2010
11am to about 4pm

Ashmolean Museum
Oxford

The Collector's Group viewed the new Textile Gallery at the Ashmolean in Ocy 2010. Click here for a report by John Fisher.
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collectorsgroup@textilesociety.org.uk

Textile Society London Fair

Sun 26th September 2010
10.30am-4.30pm

Kensington Town Hall

Textile Society London Fair

To complement the highly succesful and long running Antique Textile Fair (now the the Textile Society's Manchester Fair) we are launching a new London fair, with a similar theme and content.

Booking form now available, here.
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atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Horrocks Fashion

Cotton Ready to Wear 1946-1960

Sat 25th September 2010
2pm

Fashion Textile Museum
London SE1

Horrocks Fashion

Tour of the exhibition and a talk from Chris Boydell, the author of a new publication, which accompanies the exhibition.
Review available here
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louannecollins@hotmail.com

Visit to Leighton House

Textiles and Wallpapers at Leighton House Museum

Sat 19th June 2010
3pm-4pm

Leighton House
South Kensington
London

Visit to Leighton House

Sanderson

100 Years of English Decoration

Sat 12th June 2010
2.pm-4.30pm

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London SW1 3XF

Join Mary Schoeser (Textile Society Hon. Pres. and curator of this exhibition) and special guest, Christine
Woods (Curator of Wallpapers, Whitworth Art Gallery, and founder-committee member of the Textile Society) for an afternoon exploring the story of Sanderson. »

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Spring Meeting

Central Asian textiles

Wed 14th April 2010
11am

The home of John and Joan Fisher in Berkhamsted.

Spring Meeting

Textile Society Manchester Fair

Antique Textile Fair 2010

Sun 7th March 2010
10am-4.30pm

Armitage Centre
Fallowfield
Manchester
M14 6HE

Textile Society Manchester Fair

Whether you are a serious collector, or decorating your home in period style, or somebody looking for that extra special gift - this is the event you should not miss! »

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Indonesian Textiles at the V&A

A look at Indonesian textiles with Rosemary Crill

Wed 4th November 2009

Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Indonesian Textiles at the V&A

The collectors group imade a return visit to the V & A museum in London, to look at Indonesian Textiles with Rosemary Crill. Ful report here. »

collectors@textilesociety.org.uk

Two Cultures

Textile Society Conference and AGM 2009

25 Sep - 27 Sep 2009

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Two Cultures

The Textile Society's Tour to Romania

This is now fully booked

27 May - 5 Jun 2009

The Textile Society's Tour to Romania

Rozanne Hawksley talk

Lecture by the artist

Sun 31st May 2009
12 noon

Ruthin Crafts Centre
Park Road, Ruthin,
Denbighshire, LL15 1BB

Rozanne Hawksley talk

Japanese Braids

Related bobbin and stand equipment (from China and the middle east)

Wed 22nd April 2009

Leicester

Japanese Braids

This event has been cancelled.

collectorsgroup@textilesociety.org.uk

Visit to Temple Newsam House

Fri 27th March 2009

Temple Newsam
Leeds
LS15 0AD

Visit to Temple Newsam House

Antique Textile Fair 2009

Sun 1st March 2009
10 - 4.30 (Trade 8.30)

Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester

Antique Textile Fair 2009

Our perennial spring fair is a firm favourite for enthusiasts interested in buying antique and vintage costumes and textiles to collect, wear or discover. The selection is vast with 130 stands selling Oriental & Eastern European costumes & textiles; English costumes & textiles, fans, lace and linens as well as plenty of vintage clothes & textiles. »

atf@textilesociety.org

Magnificence of the Tsars

A tour of the exhibition with Lesley Millar

Wed 21st January 2009
13.15

V&A Museum, South Kensington, London

Magnificence of the Tsars

Indian Textiles with Rosemary Crill

Wed 19th November 2008

V & A Museum, Exhibition Road, London

TS Collectors’ Group Winter Meeting

Something Old, Something New

Textile Society AGM & Conference

5 Sep - 7 Sep 2008

Winchester

Something Old, Something New

The Textile Society's AGM is in Winchester this year. 3 packed days full of talks, visits and all things textile. »

West England Costume Society Toile Making workshop

Open to Textile Scoiety members!

Tue 24th June 2008

Bath

West England Costume Society Toile Making workshop

18 & 19th Century Textiles and Costume

Mon 19th May 2008

18 & 19th Century Textiles and Costume

This evening session allows for handling of items to learn about the context in which these clothes and textiles were made and how they were worn. Janie Lightfoot will also talk about the conservation and care of such items.

Places are limited to 10 people max.

chair@textilesociety.org.uk

Weaving Techniques

Wed 16th April 2008

The Collectors’ Group Spring Meeting

Visit to the Damask Exhibition

Sun 13th April 2008

Temple Newsam House
Leeds

Visit to the Damask Exhibition

The Textile Society Antique Textile Fair

Sun 9th March 2008
10 am - 5 pm (Trade 8.30 am)

Armitage Centre, Moseley Rd
Fallowfield
Manchester M14 6HE

The Textile Society Antique Textile Fair

Stand after stand heaped high with fabulous textiles and garments from all over the world. Racks of vintage and ethnic clothing, silks from the mysterious East, bundles of braids, loops of ribbons, boxes of buttons, silks and satins, embroideries and knitting, along with old household linens from France. »

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Looking at Balkan & East European Textiles

Sat 8th March 2008
14.00

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road
Manchester

Looking at Balkan & East European Textiles

Tel: 01428 683703

Collectors' Group Autumn Meeting

Wed 24th October 2007

Warner Textile Archive
Braintree, Essex

Collectors' Group Autumn Meeting

A 90 minute group visit included a welcome & introduction, a conducted tour of the Archive Store and a wander around the Gallery

Wed 16th May 2007

Liz Mellish's home in Watford

Collectors’ Group Spring Meeting

Liz Mellish's home in Watford to look at her collection of Romanian and Bulgarian costume pieces