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Selvedge World Fair 31 August – 4 September 2021

Applications for the Selvedge World Fair are now open to makers of handmade textiles. The event will represent textile traditions from at least fifty countries and will offer opportunities for visitor engagement. The 2021 event...

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Plant Dyed Wool Workshops July and August 2021

Plant Dyed Wool, located at The Forge, Byford, Herefordshire Summer workshops including Plant Dyeing, Peg Loom Weaving, Brinkley Loom Weaving and Felting dates are: 10th, 11th & 12th July24th, 25th & 26th July28th, 29th...

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Chris Ofili – The Caged Bird’s Song

BBC documentary about the making of the tapestry The Caged Bird’s Song is available on the iPlayer untill 17th November 2020. The tapestry was designed by Chris Ofili and woven at the Dovecot studio.

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Meetings at the Barnes Green Social Centre are currently suspended. Weekly Spinners’ meetings will continue on Zoom at 4pm each Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to be included, please contact...

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Haptic and Hue Tales of Textiles Podcast Launch

Haptic and Hue’s first series of podcasts – Tales of Textiles is about to be launched. It includes episodes on the first Black British designer of international standing, a story about a weaver who has spent 50 years...

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Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics – Virtual

Boro (“rags” or “tatters”) are patchwork textiles hand-pieced by peasants in Japan in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The inability to cultivate cotton in the northern climate of Tohoku necessitated the practice of stitching...

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Tapestry of the World – Vanessa Barragao

Textile artist Vanessa Barragao has created Tapestry of the World using techniques such as latch hook, crochet and felt; the 20 x 6.5 ft (600 x 200 cm) tapestry used 8 kg (18 lbs) of jute and cotton and 42 kg (93 lbs) of...

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Museum of London

The Museum of London have produce a series of videos highlighting their fashion and costume collections.

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