Wednesday, 29 May 2019

World Textile Day Central coming up!

World Textile Day Central in King’s Sutton this Saturday 1st June

'A dedicated band of textile enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that World Textile Day will be back at The Millennium Memorial Hall in King’s Sutton, near Banbury on Saturday (June 1st).

'World Textile Day is a fantastic day out for anyone who loves textiles. A collection of specialists in world textiles - traders and collectors, get together for a day in this lovely village venue. As usual, we’ll have an exhibition of textiles, a market place unlike anything you have seen before, and two talks running through the day.

There are now eight World Textile Days which take place around the country through the year, and each year we have a different theme. The theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create". So, our talks and exhibition will reflect the way that world textiles have inspired our guest artists and speakers to create their own work.

'At 11 am Heather Koumi, a batik artist based in Rugby will give a talk on how her trip to Java 6 years ago, to work alongside batik artists and craftswomen  gave her a whole new outlook on the way she worked and the changes it bought to her own art.

'At 2 pm Joan Fisher will give a shorter half hour talk on the amazing work of the Tentmakers of Cairo and this will be followed by a session of "Wear and Tell" – where the audience and members of the World Textile Day team will show up wearing an interesting garment and tell everyone a little about it. 
Come and meet up with your textile loving friends at this small and friendly show. And if you’ve never been before, come and find out what it’s all about.

'The Day is open from 10 am to 4.30 and entrance is FREE!

'There are two talk sessions at 11 am and 2pm, and tickets for these talks cost just £3 each (or both sessions for £5)
Refreshments will be available, there is free parking at the venue and the railway station is less than a mile away, so come along and enjoy all or part of the day.'

For more information, have a look at the website

Magie Relph and Diane Gaffney (co-organisers)

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