Tuesday, 07 May 2019 11:24

Braintree Textile Fair

Braintree Textile Fair is a one day event celebrating all things textiles. With stallholders, exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, Braintree's Big Stitch and Archive Collections.

Sunday 12th May 2019

10am – 4pm

An event not to be missed.

Venues:

Braintree Town Hall
Warner Textile Archive
Braintree Museum

Tickets:

£7pp in advance
£10pp on the day
Under 16's free

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Stallholders

Over 30 different stalls selling a variety of wares including antique, vintage and silk fabrics, haberdashery, homewares, Asian and African textiles, printing blocks, books, dressmaking fabrics and more!

Talks

'Horsehair Tales' - A history of John Boyd Textile, the only remaining haircloth weavers in the UK by John Miners

'19th & 20th Century Embroidery' by Sarah Sheahadeh complete with examples and patterns

'Denise Hoyle: an artist at her kitchen table' book launch and talk by Emma Mason

'Power of Stitch' with artists from East Anglian Stitch Textiles talking about their latest work

Activities

Yarn Dyeing – dye your own calico tote bag using a variety of colours and dyeing techniques, only £5 per person

Saori Weaving – try your hand at this freestyle weaving technique, in out special activity with Kim from the Saori Shed

Braintree's Big Stitch – come and contribute to this community and schools sewing project

Weaving with East Anglian Stitch Textiles – the artists invite you to contribute to their latest weaving project

Exhibitions

'The Power of Stitch' by East Anglian Stitch Textiles

'Reel for Life' by the groups Stitchers Inc and Lost The Thread

'Warner's in Colour: A Tool for Design'

Also on the Day

  • Warner Textile Archive Collection Store Visits
  • Demonstrations
  • Pop up Cafe selling a selection of cakes and hot drinks

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