‘Grounds for Expression’

Michael Brennand-Wood 2 day workshop

25 Mar - 26 Mar 2017
10.30am – 4.30pm

Ruthin Craft Centre

‘Grounds for Expression’

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to create a single, or series of, smaller bespoke personal grounds (backgrounds) that have, within their construction, qualities that aid and stimulate creativity. »



Tel: 01824 704774

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 - aah2017@aah.org.uk


Pasold Research Conference

10 Apr - 11 Apr 2017

University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh


This unique international conference will explore the various and multifarious relationships between colour and textiles, from dyeing and distribution, to chromatics and consumption. It will be held over 2 days and in 2 locations, the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. »



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. »