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Something Old, Something New

Textile Society AGM & Conference

5 Sep - 7 Sep 2008



Friday 5th September

Option 1: Ecclesiastical Textiles, Winchester Cathedral. Leader: Freda Chapman

Option 2: Textiles as Hants Museums HQ Chilcomb House with curator Alison Carter. Leader: Jennifer Hughes

6.30pm Evening Walk The 3 E’s, Queen Emma (2nd wife of King Canute), Eleanor and Elizabeth 1. Guide: Historian Judy Simmons

Conference and AGM

Venue: The Wykeham Room, Winchester Guildhall, High Street, - lift available (5 mins walk from multi storey car park)

10-10.30 Registration and coffee

10.30-11.15 Prof Simon Olding, (Director, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham)
The Development of the Crafts Centre and Its Textiles collections

11.15 – 12.00Dr Maria Hayward, Director, AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies, Winchester
From the Cradle to the Grave: Dressing for English royal christenings, weddings, coronations and funerals, 1485-1558

12. – 12.45 Deidre Wood, Expert in strip weaving
Traditional and contemporary work from different parts of the world, including Bogolanfini, traditional mud cloths from Mali

12.45 –1.45 Lunch: sandwiches and fruit

1.45 – 2.30 Textile Society AGM – free to all members

2.30 - 3.15 Clio Padovani, Senior lecturer, Winchester School of Art
New ways of experiencing historical textiles, working with the V&A

3.15-3.45 Tea

3.45-4.30 Hilary Davidson, Curator, Museum of London
Wearing very well: recreating Jane Austen’s silk pelisse coat

4.30-5.0 Freda Chapman, conference organiser
Glints of gold – gold in embroidery from St Cuthbert’s stole to contemporary work

6-7pm Pre-dinner drinks at Winchester Museum
Presentation by Kath Hall and young people from ‘Viking Resources’

7.15 Conference dinner, 2 courses and coffee
Courtyard Café, next to Guildhall

Sunday 7th September

9.30 am Coach outing to Whitchurch Silk Mill
Guided tour, exhibition, shop, lunch
2pm Return to Winchester via railway station

The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, is open until 4pm for those staying on. Café on site