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Now there are 5 World Textile Days in England, Scotland and Wales

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.

World Textile Day Wales

15 Mar 2014 - Llanidloes, Wales

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. Textiles of the Islamic World with world textiles expert, collector and author John Gillow.
  • 2 pm. Sacred and Spiritual Textiles of South West China with Chinese textiles expert and collector Martin Conlan.
  • 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
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • Ananuca Chilean Textiles - Liz Beasely
  • Tanya Kagan Indian Textiles

Delicious refreshments courtesy of our hosts the Quilt Association of Wales. Disabled access. Parking near by.

Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes, Wales, SY18 6BY

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

The Spirit of the Cloth


Bali, Indonesia

World Textile Day South

5 Apr 2014 - Romsey, Hampshire

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. Textiles of the Islamic World with world textiles expert, collector and author John Gillow.
  • 2 pm. Sacred and Spiritual Textiles of South West China with Chinese textiles expert and collector Martin Conlan.
  • 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
  • Khahamiya Egyptian Appliques
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America - Meri Hunneyball
  • Tweedindeed - Helen Murchie
  • Exhibition of Chinese folded paper containers - Ruth Smith and Gina Corrigan

Refreshments TBA. Disabled access. Parking near by. Nearest station - Romsey

Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Rd, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GL

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

The Spirit of the Cloth


Awramba, Ethiopia

World Textile Day Scotland

21 Jun 2014 - Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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

Morning and afternoon lectures:

  • 11 am. Textiles of the Islamic World with world textiles expert, collector and author John Gillow.
  • 2 pm. Sacred and Spiritual Textiles of South West China with Chinese textiles expert and collector Martin Conlan.
  • 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
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • Kekfesto Cotton - Gilly Thomson

Delicious refreshments courtesy of our hosts Session Quilters. Disabled access. Parking near by. 2 minute walk from Bridge of Allan station.

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

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

The Spirit of the Cloth

World Textile Day East

20 Sep 2014 - Mundford, nr Thetford

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.
  • 2pm. 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 - Meri Hunneyball
  • Khayamiya Egyptian Appliques
  • Callishibori - Jane Callender

Delicious refreshments courtesy of our hosts Castle Quilters, aka The Divas. Disabled access. Free arking near by. Nearest station - Thetford.

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

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

The Spirit of the Cloth


Ntonso, Ghana

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