Chiltern Embroidery and Textile Group









Events, Near and Far


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Ongoing Event

Warner Textile Archive Stunning textiles and inspirational paper designs, as well as original printing blocks, photographs and other documentary material
Silks Way
Braintree
CM7 3GB

TEXTILES AND DESIGNS FOR DRESS AND COSTUME
Tel. 01376 557 741


19th March 2016 - 1st January 2019

Fashion Museum Bath The Fashion Museum is housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath, Somerset, England. The collection was started by Doris Langley Moore, who gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963.
Assembly Rooms
Bennett Street
Bath
BA1 2QH

A HISTORY OF FASHION IN 100 OBJECTS

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects is a major exhibition celebrating fashion from the 1600s to the present day. Showcasing 100 star objects drawn from the Fashion Museum's world-class collection, these displays give visitors an instant insight into the era-defining outfits and headline pieces that have shaped our wardrobes over the past 400 years.


27th May 2017 - 18th February 2018

Victoria & Albert Museum The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Cromwell Rd
Knightsbridge
London
SW7 2RL

BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION

This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by 'the master' of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.


October 2017 - March 2018

Royal School of Needlework The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery
Apt 12a,
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey
KT8 9AU

EMBELLISHMENT IN FASHION

Throughout the years, both professional and amateur dressmakers have used embroidery and beading to embellish garments and accessories. This exciting new display from the RSN's unique Textile Collection captures the style and versatility of embroidery and embellishment from the 18th to 21st centuries. It will showcase a wide range of pieces from blouses and men's waistcoats to purses, gloves and shoes.

(Pre-booking essential)


October 2017 - June 2018

Missenden School of Creative Arts Weekend and Summer School courses in art, craft, textiles and general interest, held at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire - residential or non-residential options are available, all in a beautiful setting with a creative atmosphere to inspire you.
Missenden Abbey
Chiltern Hills AONB
London Rd
Great Missenden
HP16 0BD

TEXTILE COURSES 2017-2018



7th October 2017 - 28th January 2018

William Morris Gallery The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 4PP

MAY MORRIS: ART AND LIFE

May Morris, the younger daughter of William and Jane Morris, was a professional designer, embroiderer, teacher and writer. She exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, founded the Women's Guild of Arts and was responsible for designing some of Morris & Co's most iconic textiles. May also participated in the early socialist movement and, as editor of her father's Collected Works, was instrumental in preserving and shaping his legacy. The exhibition encompasses over eighty works by May, including original artwork, designs, embroidery, jewellery and fashion, will focus on her contribution to the development of art embroidery and highlight the extent of her influence in the UK and abroad.


20th October 2017 - 21st January 2018

Fashion & Textile Museum The Fashion and Textiles Museum is a museum based in Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom, dedicated to all aspects of fashion and textile design.
83 Bermondsey St
London
SE1 3XF

LOUISE DAHL-WOLFE: A STYLE OF HER OWN

Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989) is one of the most important women fashion photographers of the first part of the 20th century. This is the first major retrospective of her work in the UK, and a key focus of the exhibition is Dahl-Wolfe's 22 years as leading contributor to Harper's Bazaar. Considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography, the exhibition highlights how Dahl-Wolfe defined the image of the modern independent post-war woman.


11th November 2017 - 18th February 2018

Fashion & Textile Museum Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
Oxford, UK
OX1 1BP

HANNAH RYGGEN: WOVEN HISTORIES

Hannah Ryggen was one of Scandinavia's most outstanding artistic figures of the 20th century. In the first major presentation of the artist's work in the UK, this exhibition surveys her career from an early painted portrait created in 1914, to the intricate tapestries that characterised her extraordinary career from the 1920s onward. Ryggen's work demonstrated her impassioned responses to the socio-political events of her time. The artist's intense relationship to the world around her forms the heart of this exhibition, which celebrates both her vibrant tapestries and the processes involved in creating them.


9th December 2017 - 24th February 2018

Bucks County Museum The Trust seeks to distribute exhibitions, talks and activities across the County
Church Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2QP

EX LIBRIS: ALTERED BOOKS

Altered books are an old method of recycling. Put books in the hands of artists from many disciplines and it becomes a new art form. The book becomes a springboard for new ideas and images. In this exhibition 24 Artists have respectfully recycled books Ex Libris (Latin: out of the books or library).


1st January - 31st December 2018

WORKAID Helping people to find their dignity: tackling poverty in a practical way by helping disadvantaged people in East Africa, and in the UK, to help themselves through practical skills training.
The Old Boot Factory
71 Townsend Road
Chesham
HP5 2AA


CURRENT QUARTER'S CRAFTS AND COFFEE TIMETABLE Click here for the Crafts and Coffee timetable for the current quarter.


9th February - 6th May 2018

Fashion & Textile Museum The Fashion and Textiles Museum is a museum based in Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom, dedicated to all aspects of fashion and textile design.
83 Bermondsey St
London
SE1 3XF

THE SECRET LIFE OF SCISSORS

This display explores the complex multiple lives of scissors; everyday objects, universal tools but also ambiguous 'things', surrounded by superstition, myth and symbolism. From antiquity to modern times, scissors have remained irreplaceable and indispensable tools that also reveal an intimate human bond; their worn surfaces bearing witness to lives lived. The Secret Life of Scissors explores these different narratives in a sequence of themes: life and death, fairy tales, crime, punk and more, constantly mirroring the double-edged nature of this familiar yet mysterious object.


From 21st April 2018

Victoria & Albert Museum The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Cromwell Rd Knightsbridge London SW7 2RL

FASHIONED FROM NATURE

The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.


25th May - 23rd September 2018

Fashion & Textile Museum The Fashion and Textiles Museum is a museum based in Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom, dedicated to all aspects of fashion and textile design.
83 Bermondsey St
London
SE1 3XF

ORLA KIELY: A LIFE IN PATTERN

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland's most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel.