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Only one World Textile Day left in 2014

1 November 2014 - West of England - Bristol

Full details below.

2014 marks a milestone year for World Textile Day.

We are bringing World Textile Day to two new venues in England: first Romsey in Hampshire and second Saltford, which is just outside Bristol on the road to Bath.

Both are fantastic, easy-to-reach halls and just perfect for showing off our collections of textiles and costumes from around the world.

This is in addition to our well-established events at Llanidloes in Wales, Bridge of Allan in Scotland and Mundford in Norfolk.

Full details of each event are below. Hopefully, we'll see you at one of our World Textile Days in 2014!

Magie Relph and Bob Irwin - The African Fabric Shop
Diane and Jim Gaffney - Textile Traders
And our World Textile Day Partners

The Spirit of the Cloth

Every year we like to have a new, interesting and stimulating theme for World Textile Day. This helps to give the day a focus, both for us and for our enthusiastic visitors.

In 2014 our theme is The Spirit of the Cloth and our free exhibition of world textiles will take you on a journey of discovery.

Plus: Our two speakers this year will be world textiles experts John Gillow and Martin Conlan.

If you would like more info about our World Textile Days in England, Scotland or Wales, please Contact us.


View highlights of our earlier, successful

World Textile Days 2014

World Textile Day West

1 Nov 2014 - Saltford, Bristol

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world. 10 am - 5 pm.

Morning and afternoon lectures:

  • 11 am. Sacred and Spiritual Textiles of South West China with Chinese textiles expert and collector Martin Conlan.
  • 2 pm. Textiles of the Islamic World with world textiles expert, collector and author John Gillow.
  • 2 per lecture, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles - Martin Conlan
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America
  • Khayamiya Egyptian Appliqués
  • Susan Briscoe Designs

Delicious refreshments courtesy of our hosts Saltford Community Associaton. Disabled access. Free parking near by.

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

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

The Spirit of the Cloth

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our earlier, successful World Textile Days in 2014

World Textile Day Wales

Another fantastic day for textile lovers!

Our latest edition of World Textile Day Wales proved a smash success yet again: such is the enthusiasm of textile lovers in Wales and neighbouring English counties.

Thanks again to Doreen and the great crew of helpers and home-bakers at the Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes.

See you next year: Saturday 14 March 2015

More pictures of World Textile Day Wales 2014

Tempting world textiles on display at Llanidloes

World Textile Day South

Thank you Romsey, Hampshire

Our first World Textile Day in the south of England drew crowds from far and wide, hungry for textiles and home-baked goodies courtesy of Meon Valley Quilters.

See you next year: Saturday 28 March 2015 at our new, bigger venue in Wickham, Hampshire

More pictures of World Textile Day South 2014

Textile lovers throng the hall at World Textile Day
in Romsey, Hampshire

World Textile Day Scotland

Another amazing day in Bridge of Allan

Hosted and fed once again by the wonderful 'Divas' of Session Quilters, visitors flocked from far and wide to taste the textiles and the cakes.

Thank you, Scotland!

See you next year: Saturday 20 June 2015

More pictures of World Textile Day Scotland 2014

Gilly Thomson of Kekfesto Cotton
at World Textile Day Scotland

World Textile Day East

Thank you Norfolk and East Anglia

Sometimes it's hard to say what makes World Textile Day so much fun.

Is it the great textiles on display and for sale?

Is it the inspiring and entertaining lectures by our world textile experts?

Is it meeting up with old friends and enjoying some home-baking - this year courtesy of Alveva Quilters?

Is it the fantastic, friendly atmoshpere?

Why not find out for yourself!

See you next year: Saturday 12 September 2015

More pictures of World Textile Day East 2014

Examing a beautiful vintage Kente Cloth
at World Textile Day East in Mundford, near Thetford