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Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury

Tue 11th July 2017
11.30 am

Gainsborough

www.gainsborough.org

events@textilesociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7923 0331

The exhibition will explore the local and national history of silk in England from the eighteenth century to the present day, focusing on the diaspora of silk manufacture from Spitalfields in London to Sudbury in Suffolk.

A diverse range of illustrative objects including silk pattern books, historic costume, portraiture and contemporary couture fabrics made by Sudbury