Tuesday, 5 June 2018

World Textile Day at Kings Sutton and WTD at Bridge of Allan...

Last Saturday was World Textile Day Central at Kings Sutton near Banbury.  It is a long drive for us to get down there from Perthshire (we break the journey there and back, so it is a four day event for us) but we love this event - excellent venue in a lovely village, and as always, it is a great time for meeting up with friends and fellow world textile fans. These are some of Bob's photos which will give you an idea of how busy we were all day - it was non stop!

As well as having a main lecture in the morning by Chris Spring from the British Museum, who spoke about 'Social Fabric: Textiles and Teamwork in East and Southern Africa', Di Gaffney gave a short talk in the afternoon, followed by several of us giving 10 minute talks on 'A Favourite Texile'.  This was always going to be a difficult one to choose, but of course I had to do mine on Yuza Sashiko, featuring a couple of antique sorihiki happi sledge pulling waistcoats. 

World Textile Day Scotland will be on 16th June at Bridge of Allan, Stirling.  All the info is here - http://worldtextileday.co.uk/venues/scotland

No sooner had we got home, than there were 18 parcels to collect from the post office, so I've got even more interesting 'new' vintage Japanese textiles for sale at the next World Textile Day!

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