North of England – Cheshire

11 May 2024, 10 am – 4 pm

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN

FREE ENTRY to our exhibition and sale of fair trade textiles

Frodsham Community Centre is home to an amazing array of textile groups – and one of our favourite World Textile Day venues. Fordsham is very easy to get to from Manchester, Liverpool, the Wirral and even north Wales. We’re always amazed at the turnout and enthusiam. One year we had so many visitors that we had to ask our guest speaker Janice Gunner to repeat her talk in the afternoon! Check out some photos from previous years.

11 am : main talk

Susan  Briscoe
Japanese Country Textiles: Traditions Moving Forward

On her latest trip to Japan, Japanese textiles expert Susan Briscoe was particularly struck with how different traditions are adapting, surviving and even thriving. 

2 pm : two short talks

Magie Relph
A funny thing happened on the way to the market: Africa, fabrics and life on the road

Magie looks back on her career as an ‘itinerant textile trader’.

Diane Gaffney
From the Artisans of Java to the Quilters of Cheshire: the story of Bali batiks

Batik expert Diane Gaffney takes you on an inspiring shopping spree to Bali.

Please note: In order to reward our speakers, we charge a modest fee for our morning and afternoon talks. Tickets on the door.

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

Special Guest Exhibitors

Plus: delicious onsite catering and refreshments all day

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PDF document: World Textile Days – Spring 2024

Venue info

  • Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN. Tel: 01928 732 222
  • Link to venue:
  • Disabled access
  • Free parking

Rail info

  • Station – Frodsham
  • From Manchester to Frodsham – 50 minutes
  • From Liverpool to Frodsham – 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • 15 minute walk from Frodsham station to venue

Road info

  • From Manchester via M56 – 50 minutes
  • From Liverpool – 45 minutes

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