Fri 24th February 2017
1.00 - 2.30 pm
Constance Howard Gallery
Deptford Town Hall
This month's upcoming edition of Talking Textiles features a special theme of protection.
Talking Textiles is a once monthly lunch time get-together for anybody interested in textiles or curious to find out more. A selection of textiles from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection is available for viewing and discussion in the Constance Howard Gallery.
For those keen to be involved further, there is the opportunity to research a chosen textile and to share findings or questions at the following session. Attendees are invited to continue discussion and share their own textile projects over tea and coffee after the gallery session.
The Constance Howard Gallery is on the basement level of Deptford Town Hall. Please visit www.gold.ac.uk/textile- collection for more details about Goldsmiths Textile Collection.
For anyone with accessibility needs, please contact us in advance.
Finders Keepers – Tales in Textiles!
14 Feb - 25 Feb 2017
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, MK46 4AJ
Touring exhibition by Connie Flynn, Artist in Residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse, Shetland. She researched the keepers, their families who worked and lived at the lighthouse. Connie recorded her findings of stories in textile wall hangings, decorated with hand stitching.
Tel: 01234 711516
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
16 Apr 16 - 12 Mar 17
Victoria and Albert Museum
London, SW7 2RL
The story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, considering the practical and personal, sensory and fashionable, and exploring underwear’s role of protecting and enhancing the body. Around 200 garments and accessories for men and women introduce changing concepts of the ideal body.
1 Mar - 12 Mar 2017
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
'Threads' showcases the work of more than 50 artists from around the world in a specially-curated show for Women’s History Month featuring a host of special events. Expect an international exploration of the threads that transcend the divisions of country, culture, language, and religion to connect us all through our gender, humanity, experiences, friendship and relationships.
Private View: Thursday 2 March 6-9pm
Home Front Vintage
6 Feb - 29 Mar 2017
The Old Sunday School,
Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT
Unused escape maps printed on silk were sold after WWII to be re-used for clothing. This display explores the story of the maps and includes original 1940s and 50s items. Sara Jane Murray of Home Front Vintage also showcases items she has made with maps in the spirit of ‘make do and mend’. Admission Free
1 Sep 16 - 31 Mar 17
Royal School of Needlework
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Sat 1st April 2017
The Silk Museum
6 Apr - 8 Apr 2017
Sat 6th May 2017
The Quilters’ Guild Headquarters
St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York Y01 7PW
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
16 Jun - 30 Jun 2017
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'.
This breathtaking journey through Tokyo and Okinawa will include museum tours; special access to textile collections; personal interactions with curators and artists; and the exquisite food, culture, and scenery of the Ryukyu Islands. High-end accommodations are included. Visit the website for the full itinerary and pricing information.
Online registration will open on Monday, 30 January. If you have questions, please contact Membership and Development Manager Emily Johnson at email@example.com.