As part of the spring programme of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society Nataliya Cummings will talk about ‘Traditional clothing from Ukraine with specific focus on Carpathian Mountains region’
Nataliya says ‘I graduated in Ukraine as a theatre director. I have always been interested in theatre costumes and specifically in ethnic Ukrainian textiles, so when I moved to U.K. I opened a small business of organising sustainable eco tours to rural areas in Transcarpathia and Carpathian Mountains with specific interest in local traditional crafts and textiles. I also bring beautiful handwoven and hand embroidered pieces from Ukraine to sell at different vintage events around the country. Next year we are running 2 textile based tours. Lviv City Tour(9-13th May 2018), and Lizhnyk Weaving Tour(15-22nd May 2018)’

Talks are held at the St. James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly W1J 9LL London. The Conference Room entrance is within the corner of Church Place and Piccadilly at a wrought iron gate signed ‘Church Hall Conference Room’ leading down iron stairs below street level. Doors open from 6.0pm. Drinks and snacks are served. Both Green Park and Piccadilly tube stations are a short walk away. Free parking in St James Square and Jermyn Street after 6.30pm Non-members welcome to attend for £7 a single lecture, Students £5. Membership of one year for 11 events at £20.

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