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

The Silk Museum
Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ


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

Weave for Art and Fabric

Sun 25th June 2017

Skelmanthorpe Library 24 Commercial Rd, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield HD8 9DA

Weave for Art and Fabric

A workshop lead by the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre which will give you the opportunity to make a piece of contemporary Wall Art and try your hand at developing innovative furnishing items for your home. Limited places. £25, incl. light refreshment.

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'. »

Suzy Adderley, 'Parachute Files: Records from an Inner Journey'

28 Apr - 14 Jul 2017
Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm

Constance Howard Gallery
Deptford Town Hall
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross Road
SE14 6AF

Suzy Adderley, 'Parachute Files: Records from an Inner Journey'

This exhibition consists of a body of work which emerged during a long period of psychotherapy on trauma issues during which the artist had a significant dream revealing a series of personas representing clearly defined parts of her personality. Central to the exhibition is a series of hand sewn textile panels, representing the personas which manifested themselves. The making process is both an exploration of the personas and a portal for their emergence. »

Stories in Stitch

19 Sep 16 - 17 Aug 17

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

Stories in Stitch

Enter the world of storytelling with the art of hand embroidery, viewing three enchanting techniques: Appliqué, Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery. View over 70 pieces, from film scenes and book characters to fairy tales and nursery rhymes. »

Tel: 020 3166 6939

Inspired by India

17 Jun - 8 Sep 2017
Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, 12-4pm on Bank Holidays

The Silk Museum, Macclesfield

Inspired by India

'Inspired by India' is a Heritage Lottery funded project illustrating the influence Indian design has had on the silk industry, on the Arts and Crafts movement, and then re-interpreted by artist Nikki Parmenter for the 21st century. »

Early Textiles Study Group – 15th Conference

Precious Cloth and Court Culture (400-1600AD)

16 Sep - 17 Sep 2017

Lucy Cavendish College
University of Cambridge

Early Textiles Study Group – 15th Conference

Please visit the Early Textiles Study Group website to download a booking form, which includes payment details. Booking forms are due 31 August.

To see the provisional programme, please view the full event listing. »

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).


Katagami – the Craft of the Japanese Stencil

11 Apr - 7 Dec 2017
Tuesdays to Thursdays 09:30-16:30, Fridays by appointment

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, University of Leeds

Katagami – the Craft of the Japanese Stencil at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles, celebrates one of the archive’s major collections – of katagami, Japanese resist dyeing stencils. The exhibition is open from 11th April to 7th December 2017 (summer vacation by appointment). »

Tel: 0113 343 3919 (Tuesday-Friday)

Lace in Fashion

4 Feb 17 - 1 Jan 18

Fashion Museum

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. »