Talking Textiles

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 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

Finders Keepers – Tales in Textiles!

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

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

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

*espacio gallery
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
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

The Old Sunday School,
Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Home Front Vintage

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

Stories in Stitch

1 Sep 16 - 31 Mar 17

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

Stories in Stitch

A showcase of a wide range of hand embroideries in appliqué, stumpwork and raised embroidery, featuring pieces from the RSN’s archive collection and its students.

Selected dates only »

Tel: 020 3166 6939

The Story of Silk Study Day

Sat 1st April 2017

The Silk Museum

The Story of Silk Study Day

This study day, organised jointly by The Silk Museum and the University of Chester, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the magic of silk, its uses and its histories.

There will be talks, demonstrations and a guided tour.
£20 »

Tel: 01625 613210

AAH2017 Annual Conference and Art Bookfair

6 Apr - 8 Apr 2017

Loughborough University

AAH2017 will celebrate the expansive spectrum of histories, theories and practices that characterize art historical research today. »

Cheryl Platt

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. »


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


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'.

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

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).


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. »