Quilters Guild Research Study Day

Sat 6th May 2017

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. »



An exhibition by the Textile Study Group

1 May - 21 May 2017

Museum in the Park, Stroud
Lansdown Hall Gallery, Stroud


The Textile Study Group present their new exhibition DIS/rupt alongside a lively programme of workshops and gallery events. Curated by Dr Melanie Miller, DIS/rupt explores serious themes through members’ innovative contemporary textiles practices. Part of the Select Festival 2017 presented by SIT select. »



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



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'. »



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.


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. »