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.
Braintree Town Hall
Warner Textile Archive
£7pp in advance
£10pp on the day
Under 16's free
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!
'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
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
'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
- Pop up Cafe selling a selection of cakes and hot drinks