World Textile Days 2018 Season                              www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Theme: Working Together

Every year at our World Textile Days around the country we explore a common theme through our FREE exhibition and morning and afternoon presentations.

In 2018 our world textile experts will look at how families, villages and communities around the world co-operate to produce their wonderful textiles.

NEW VENUE in Surrey | Special Guest Speakers

We're really excited about adding a new World Textile Day to our schedule: World Textile Day South East, Saturday 14 April in East Horsley, near Leatherhead in Surrey. We also have some special guest speakers lined up to inform and entertain you. You'll find full details of all seven World Textile Days below. Please join us!

For anyone who loves textiles and costume, World Textile Day is a fascinating and stimulating event... a great day out. Popular Patchwork

World textile experts share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with you - the clothaholics of the world. Workbox magazine

World Textile Day Wales

17 March 2018 - Llanidloes

Celebrate our 10th great year in Llanidloes!

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Susan Briscoe - quilter, teacher and author. Hand to Hand: Japanese Sashiko.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments provided by our hosts the Quilt Association of Wales. Disabled access. Free parking near by.

Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes, Wales, SY18 6BY

View/print: World Textile Day Wales leaflet [PDF]

Venue info: www.quilt.org.uk

Working together:
Yuza Sashiko Guild, Japan
© Susan Briscoe

World Textile Day South East

14 April 2018 - East Horsley, Surrey

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. John Gillow - author of Textiles of the Islamic World, among others. Kantha Quilts of Bengal.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments.

East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT

View/print: World Textile Day South East leaflet [PDF]

Venue info: www.easthorsleyvillagehall.co.uk

NEW World Textile Day Venue for 2018

Working together:
Embroidering silk bed cover, Bangladesh
© Sophie Pattinson

World Textile Day Central

2 June 2018 - near Banbury

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am Special guest speaker. Chris Spring - Curator of the British Museum Africa Collection. Social Fabric: Textiles and Teamwork in East and Southern Africa.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments to be confirmed. Disabled access. Free parking. Station - King's Sutton.

King's Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Road, King's Sutton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3PG

View/print: World Textile Day Central leaflet [PDF]

Venue info: www.kingssuttonhall.co.uk

Working together:
Bloodlines
© Georgia Papageorge, South Africa

World Textile Day Scotland

16 June 2016 - Bridge of Allan

Celebrate our 6th great year in Bridge of Allan!

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Diane Gaffney - textile trader, collector and traveller. Many Hands Make Light Work: Incredible Handmade Asian Textiles.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments. Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Bridge of Allan.

Bridge of Allan Parish Church of Scotland, 12 Keir Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NW

View/print: World Textile Day Scotland leaflet [PDF]

Working together:
Felt rug making, Kyrgyzstan
© Diane Gaffney

World Textile Day East

8 September 2018 - Norfolk

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am Special guest speakers. Sue and David Richardson - experts in Asian textiles. The Ikat Weaving of Sumba: A Co-operative Venture.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments. Disabled access. Free parking. Stations - Brandon and Downham Market.

Mundford Village Hall, St Leonards Street, Mundford, near Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DW

View/print: World Textile Day East leaflet [PDF]

Venue info: www.mundfordvillagehall.org.uk

Working together:
Traditional ikat sarongs, Sumba
© Sue and David Richardson

World Textile Day North

29 September 2018 - Frodsham, Cheshire

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Jim Gaffney - textile trader, collector and traveller. Many Hands Make Light Work: Incredible Handmade Asian Textiles.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments provided by our hosts Frodsham Patchwork Group. Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Frodsham.

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane - B5439, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7QN

View/print: World Textile Day North leaflet [PDF]

Venue info: http://frodcomm.org.uk/cc/

Working together:
Women's batik co-operative, Giriloyo, Java
© Diane Gaffney

World Textile Day West

6 October 2018 - Bristol

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

FAIR TRADE - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Bob Irwin - author, collector, textile and bead trader. Beauty and the Bead: Community bead making in West Africa.
  • 2 pm A Favourite Textile. Our experts discuss one of their most treasured textiles. Plus: a short talk.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

Plus:

  • Our specialist world textiles traders

Delicious refreshments courtesy of our hosts Saltford Community Association. Disabled access. Free parking. Stations - Keynsham, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath.

Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3BY

View/print: World Textile Day West leaflet [PDF]

Venue info: www.saltfordhall.co.uk

Working together:
Community bead making, Ghana
© Robert Irwin

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