Talks at the Warner Textile Archive

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

stitched-shiboriStitched Shibori book launch with Jane Callender

Date: Friday 3rd February
Time: Open from 6.30pm with a talk starting 7pm
Cost: £3

Slowly, quietly and with determination and discipline, Jane Callender has for three decades immersed herself in the fascinating craft and art of shibori, earning worldwide respect and admiration for her exceptional skills. Join us for this evening book launch and discover Jane’s latest book ‘Stitched Shibori’.

Jane will deliver a presentation showing illustrations, work in progress, ‘how-to shots’ and completed work taken from the book. Examples of work will be available for you to see and ask Jane about. This will also be a unique chance to purchase the new book and have it signed.

The Appliance of Science: surprising sources for 1950s’ patternsStudy Day

appliance-of-scienceDate: Tuesday 4th July
Time: 10am – 2pm
Course Leader: Mary Schoeser and Kate Wigley
Cost: £20

The Festival of Britain (FoB) was an exhibition that celebrated the country’s innovations in architecture, design, and science. Especially for this event, the Design Council created a Festival Pattern Group, which brought together a range of manufacturers who were asked to develop products inspired by crystallography; Warner designers Marianne Straub and Alec Hunter were part of the Group. Join us to explore the FoB project with a fascinating talk by textile historian, Mary Schoeser, followed by a visit in our collections store with Archivist Kate Wigley to see examples of the textiles.

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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