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World Textile Days 2016 Season                              www.worldtextileday.co.uk

Rights of Passage: Birth, marriage & death through textiles

Every year at our World Textile Days around the country we explore a common theme through our FREE exhibition and morning and afternoon presentations - only £2 per session.

In 2016 our world textile experts will focus on the role of textiles in birth, marriage and death around the world.

NEW VENUE in Oxfordshire | Special Guest Speakers

We're really excited about adding a new World Textile Day to our schedule: World Textile Day Central, Saturday 4 June in King's Sutton, near Banbury in Oxfordshire. 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

19 March 2016 - 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 - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Diane Gaffney - A Matter of Life and Death: Batik and Ikat in Indonesian Life.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America - Meri Hunneyball
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • Tanya Byrne - Indian textiles

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

Shenxian, China. © Diane Gaffney

World Textile Day South

7 May 2016 - Wickham, Hampshire

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

FAIR TRADE - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Bob Irwin - Bury Me Well: African funeral textiles and rituals.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, 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 - Meri Hunneyball
  • Tanya Byrne - Indian textiles
  • Callishibori - Jane Callender
  • Añañuca Chilean Textiles - Liz Beasley
  • Khayamiya Egyptian Appliqués
  • Tweedindeed - Helen Murchie

Delicious refreshments provided by our hosts the Meon Valley Quilters. Disabled access. Free parking. Station - Wickham.

Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

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

Venue info: www.wickhamcentre.org.uk

Kumasi, Ghana. © Robert Irwin

World Textile Day North

14 May 2016 - 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 - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • Make & Take Sashiko Demonstration with our special guest Sashiko artists from Japan.
  • 11 am presentation. Susan Briscoe - Kimono Kitsuke: How to dress in formal Japanese Kimono.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • Slow Loris Textiles - Martin Conlan
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • Callishibori - Jane Callender

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/

Japanese bride. © Susan Briscoe

World Textile Day Central

4 June 2016 - 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 - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. John Gillow - Dowry Textiles of north-west India and Pakistan.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, 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 - Meri Hunneyball
  • Susan Briscoe Designs

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

NEW World Textile Day Venue for 2016

Sacred Valley, Peru. © Meri Hunneyball

World Textile Day Scotland

18 June 2016 - 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 - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am Guest Speaker. Andrew Haughton from The Nomad's Tent, Edinburgh, oriental carpet and kilim specialists.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles - Martin Conlan
  • Kekfesto Cotton - Gilly Thomson
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • The Nomad's Tent
  • Khayamiya Egyptian Appliqués
  • Suzy Rowe - vintage silk kantha stitch clothing and accessories
  • Karen Haggis - Nepalese textiles

Delicious refreshments to be confirmed. 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]

Miao wedding. © Martin Conlan

World Textile Day East

10 September 2016 - 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 - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am Guest Speaker. Christopher Spring, Curator of the British Museum Africa collection and author of 'African Textiles Today'.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles - Martin Conlan
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • Tanya Byrne - Indian textiles

Delicious refreshments to be confirmed. 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

Lalibela, Ethiopia. © Robert Irwin

World Textile Day West

1 October 2016 - 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 - Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Diane Gaffney - A Matter of Life and Death: Batik and Ikat in Indonesian Life.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, 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 - Meri Hunneyball
  • Añañuca Chilean Textiles - Liz Beasley

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

Java, Indonesia. © Diane Gaffney

We're coming to a venue near you in England, Scotland and Wales

Would you like a supply of World Textile Day leaflets or posters for the event nearest you or your group?

For leaflets, posters or more information, please Contact us.