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The Textile Society Antique Textile Fair

Sun 9th March 2008
10 am - 5 pm (Trade 8.30 am)

Armitage Centre, Moseley Rd
Manchester M14 6HE


Stand after stand heaped high with fabulous textiles and garments from all over the world. Racks of vintage and ethnic clothing, silks from the mysterious East, bundles of braids, loops of ribbons, boxes of buttons, silks and satins, embroideries and knitting, along with old household linens from France. Vintage costume hangs alongside kimonos, children


Throughout the day there are a series of talks:

- Judith Railton will talk about her work as organiser of the 'Healing' Textile exhibition in the grounds of Norton Priory during Easter 2008. the exhibition is a large-scale, multi-stranded international exhibition.
- Melanie Miller from Manchester Metropolitan University will give a presentation on the commercial production of embroidery examining the history of mass-production.
- Kate Horner will give a presentation of her work for her M.A. as she developed her printed and sculpted felt pieces which became the installation, 'Skins'.
- Lynsey Robertson, winner of the Textile Society New Designer's Award will talk about her work, her inspiration and her techniques.


We are a registered charity and proceeds from the ATF go towards textile student bursaries.