Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury

Tue 11th July 2017
11.30 am

Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury

The exhibition will explore the local and national history of silk in England from the eighteenth century to the present day, focusing on the diaspora of silk manufacture from Spitalfields in London to Sudbury in Suffolk. A tour of the house with an informative guide followed by curator Louisa Brouwer, Keeper of Arts & Place introducing the exhibition. »

www.gainsborough.org

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Diana Springhall’s Embroidery Collection

Sat 26th August 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Otford, Kent. Nr Sevenoaks

Diana Springhall’s Embroidery Collection

Join us for an enjoyable day at Diana’s home and see many items from her Contemporary British Embroidery Collection as well as her own work. If any member has a special interest in any of the artists in the collection please make it known beforehand so Diana can do her best to make them available. »

www.dianaspringallcollection.co.uk

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

London ATF

Sun 8th October 2017
10.30 am - 4.30 pm

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. »

atflondon@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

May Morris Exhibition

Thu 26th October 2017
11.30 am

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

May Morris Exhibition

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. »

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

Conference

Crafts: What is Critical?

3 Nov - 4 Nov 2017

The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich NR1 4DH

Conference

The conference will explore traditional and contemporary approaches to textile craft, considering the emerging dichotomy between handmade and machine/digital interventions in craft, asking the question: 'What is critical for textile craft in the 21st century?' We are also hoping to see behind the scenes at Norwich Museum store. »

www.cathedral.org.uk

conferences@textilesociety.org.uk