Study Mornings at the Warner Textile Archive

To reserve your place on one of our study mornings please contact us on 01376 557741.

Exhibition Study Morning
Date: Thursday 21st June
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: £15 including light refreshments

Join our Archivist, Hannah Auerbach George, for an in-depth exploration of our exhibition, Warner’s in Colour; A Tool for Design. These exclusive study mornings will begin with a guided tour of the Main Gallery displays and a talk about the research conducted for the exhibition. Hannah will explain the processes involved in screen printing, dyeing and weaving with colour as used by Warner & Sons. After a break for refreshments the morning will conclude with a look at some exhibition related pieces, that are not on public display, in the Archive Store.

Queen Mary Study Morning 

Date: Tuesday 3rd July
Time: 10am – 2pm
Leader: Hannah Auerbach George and the Upholstery Skills Centre
Cost: £15 including light refreshments

The Queen Mary Ocean liner was Britain’s premiere ocean liner from 1936 – 1967. Sailing between New York and Southampton, the decadent liner featured several Warner and Sons fabrics within its interiors. Join us for a study morning in collaboration with the Upholstery Skills Centre exploring some of the Textile Designs and Furniture on board the Queen Mary. Enjoy an introductory talk about the history, design and fabrication of the Queen Mary, before viewing some original fabrics in the Archive Store. After refreshments the Upholstery Skills Centre will demonstrate some of the techniques used to create furniture from the period.

All talks take place at:
Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree CM7 3GB

Archive doors open 15 minutes ahead of the talk’s start time.
Free parking is available adjacent to the Archive for a limited number of vehicles. Alternatively, we are a five minute walk from Braintree Town railway station and Braintree Bus Park.

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