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Weaving New Worlds

16 Jun - 23 Sep 2018
Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm

William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
Walthamstow
London E17 4PP

Weaving New Worlds

16 international women artists weave the stories of our time. Free entry. »

www.wmgallery.org.uk/

wmgenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8496 4390

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

25 May - 23 Sep 2018
Mon-Sat 11am- 6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, late night Thurs to 8pm

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel. »

https://bit.ly/2KVceG1

info@ftmlondon.org

Tel: 020 7407 8664

Home & Away

A hand stitched textile banner by textile artist Connie Flynn

1 Jul - 30 Sep 2018
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, weekends 11am-6pm

London School of Economics Library Reading Room
10 Portugal Street
London
WC2A 2HD

Home & Away

Connie was inspired by the original Suffragette banners, recording the colours, materials and textile techniques used. She developed her own banner by using similar ideas to some of the Suffragette’s banner, using recycled clothes and cloth items which relate to and can be seen in a domestic environment. »

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/exhibitions

G.E.Murphy@lse.ac.uk

Swiss trip

1 Oct - 4 Oct 2018

Abbeg Stiffung,
Bern Historical Museum,
Chateau de Prangins

Swiss trip

A day at the Abbeg Stiffung looking at 'A Taste for the Exotic: European Silks of the 18th Century' and a tour of the permanent galleries, both curator-led. A visit and guided tour to the Abbeg villa. Looking at early tapestries at Bern Historical Museum with the curator. Onto Geneva to the Chateau de Prangins to see the printed textile temporary exhibition 'Indiennes'. A tour of the Chateau, and viewing the gardens. »

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

10 May - 7 Oct 2018
10am-6pm daily

The Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street
London
W8 6AG

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body. »

https://bit.ly/2CgG0QV

London Antique & Vintage Textile Fair 2018

Sat 13th October 2018
10.30am-4.30pm

Chelsea Town Hall,
King’s Road,
London SW3 5EE

London Antique & Vintage Textile Fair 2018

A wonderful selection of good quality textiles sold by knowledgeable dealers, who are happy to chat about their wares.

Adults £6, concessions £4 »

atflondon@textilesociety.org.uk

‘Inspired by…’

Sat 3rd November 2018

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE

‘Inspired by…’

This year’s Textile Society annual conference will be held on Saturday 3 November at the Wellcome Trust, London and will be exploring the theme of ‘Inspired by…’

We have a stellar cast of speakers to inspire you, all of which are highly regarded and between them, cover many different aspects of the broad textile sector, which the Textile Society represents.
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https://bit.ly/2L4ev2h

conferences@textilesociety.org.uk

Alke Schmidt: Wonder and Dread

2 Dec 17 - 4 Nov 18
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Mills,
Moorside Road,
Eccleshill,
Bradford BD2 3HP

Alke Schmidt: Wonder and Dread

Exhibition exploring the politics and morality of the global textile industry through time, and how this industry affects and connects people across continents. Artist Alke Schmidt situates local stories from Bradford's wool industry in a global context, linking its industrial heritage with the present and where our clothes are made now. »

http://bit.ly/2EHSVNn

industrial.museum@bradford.gov.uk

Tel: 01274 435900

Battle of Britain Lace Panel: Then and Now

7 Jul - 4 Nov 2018
Wed-Sun (and Bank Holiday Mon) 12.00-5.00pm

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Gawthorpe Hall
Padiham
Lancashire
BB12 8UA

Battle of Britain Lace Panel: Then and Now

In this RAF centenary year, Gawthorpe Textiles Collection are displaying their original Battle of Britain lace panel alongside a contemporary response to the panel by textile artist and lacemaker Carol Quarini. Carol received a Textile Society professional development award to develop this work. »

https://bit.ly/2KNtFNd

j.waterson@gawthorpetextiles.org.uk

Tel: 01282 773963

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

16 Jun - 4 Nov 2018
10am-5.45pm daily

Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

This exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico. »

https://bit.ly/2CNiqvL

Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

7 Jul 18 - 6 Jan 19
10am-5pm daily

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
Co Durham
DL12 8NP

Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

This summer’s latest major fashion exhibition is by the undisputed king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore.

Moore has been at the forefront of fashion for six decades, capturing the key moments at legendary fashion shows such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garҫons, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood. »

https://bit.ly/2Hbblbl

ANNI ALBERS

11 Oct 18 - 27 Jan 19
Sun-Thurs 10am–6pm, Fri-Sat 10am–10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

ANNI ALBERS

Tate Modern explores the work of one of the best-known textile artists of the 20th century »

http://bit.ly/2Dvoqe4

Fashioned from Nature

21 Apr 18 - 27 Jan 19
10am-5.45pm daily

Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

Fashioned from Nature

The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day »

https://bit.ly/2A4Dq0m

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Sat 2nd February 2019
10am-5.45pm daily

Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.
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https://bit.ly/2m7N1O7

Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

1 Sep 18 - 1 Mar 19
Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

The Whitworth
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6ER

Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

Thread Bearing Witness is a major new series of large textiles, and other works, to be shown at the Whitworth, that considers cultural heritage, refugee displacement and movement, while engaging with individual migrants and their creativity within the wider context of the global refugee crisis. »

https://bit.ly/2KO6BxV

Mary Quant

Sat 6th April 2019
10am-5.45pm daily

Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

Mary Quant

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive. »

https://bit.ly/2N1247V

Manchester Antique & Vintage Textile Fair 2019

Sun 14th April 2019
10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Manchester Antique & Vintage Textile Fair 2019

Visit the fair for a fantastic range of vintage fashion, antique textiles and costume sourced from around the world.

atf@textilesociety.org.uk

Royal Women

Alexandra, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret: public life, personal style

3 Feb 18 - 28 Apr 19
Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10.30-16.00, Mar-Oct 10.30-17.00

Fashion Museum Bath
Bennett Street
Bath BA1 2QH

Royal Women

Wives and daughters, sisters and mothers; none of them were regnant yet they all played a key role in the British monarchy. The exhibition will examine their sartorial lives, looking at each woman’s unique style, the role they played within the monarchy and how that was reflected in their choice of dress. »

http://bit.ly/2FzLE3p

Fabric Africa

Stories told through textiles

30 Jun 18 - 19 May 19
Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queens Road
Bristol
BS8 1RL

Fabric Africa

Fabric Africa is a stunning snapshot of the diversity of modern and historic textiles from across the continent of Africa. »

https://bit.ly/2J8iCZj