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Textile Society Manchester Fair

Antique Textile Fair 2010

Sun 7th March 2010

Armitage Centre
M14 6HE


Traders from accross the country and from Europe will be offering for sale a vast array of textiles, vintage fashion, costumes, accessories, books and associated ephemera. If that is not enough, there is a free Societies and Guilds show with full programme of lectures and demonstrations.

Design historian Lesley Jackson will be signing copies of her new book: Shirley Craven and Hull Traders - Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980

Anyone staying overnight can get a special rate at the Chancellor’s Hotel (0161 907 7414) next door by mentioning the Textile Society when booking.
This is not an endorsement of the Chancellor's Hotel by the Textile Society.

If you are travelling from the city centre by public transport you can get a bus to the fair:
From Victoria Railway Station
Take the Metrolink for two stops to Piccadilly Gardens, then take bus numbers 40-49 (except bus number 47), which leave every eight minutes. Use bus number 46 for the return journey. Alternatively, the above buses run from the side entrance of Boots on Cross Street.

From Oxford Road Railway Station
Bus numbers 40-49 (except bus number 47) leave every eight minutes.

From Piccadilly Railway Station and Chorlton Street Coach Station
Walk to Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station then take bus numbers 40-49 (except bus no 47), which leave every eight minutes.


11.30 Dr Christine Boydell of De Montfort University
A research project on Horrockses Fashions

12:30 Lesley Jackson will give a presentation on Shirley Craven and Hull Traders

Graduate Showcases:
1.30 Jenny Morgan of MMU
The graduate experience as a mature student!
1.50 Polly Standheven of LCA and MMU
Current practice following a BA in Printed Textiles,
what influences her practice and her current MA
2.10 Caroline Allison
Winner of the Textile Society New Designer Award

3.15 Helen Smith, Clothaholics
'Japanese Kimono Fabrics and the Techniques Used to Produce Them.

List of Dealers

Please follow the link for a full list of dealers.

You will have the opportunity to view the work of the 3 graduates on the 1st floor level