Study Mornings at the Warner Textile Archive

To reserve your place on one of our study mornings please contact us on 01376 316780.

The Golden Thread Book Event & Signing
Date: Friday 2nd November
Time: 1:30pm – 4pm
Leader: Kassia St Claire and Hannah Auerbach George
Cost: £15 including light refreshments

Kassia St Clair is a designer, journalist and colour writer based in London. Her best-selling first book, The Secret Lives of Colour, was Radio 4′s Book of the Week and has been translated into eleven other languages.

She has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio 5 Live and has given talks at international venues including the Dallas Art Museum, the V&A and Soho House. Her Elle Decoration colour column has been running since 2013 and she has also been published in the Economist, the Telegraph, House & Garden, the TLS and the New Statesman.

Join Kassia at the Archive as she launches her new book ‘The Golden Thread’. Kassia will talk about her new book which explores the history of fabric encompassing the past, present and future. You will then be able to join our Archivist, Hannah Auerbach George, in the Archive Store where you will look at a specially selected collection of textiles that relate to the book, including the Cloth of Gold that was woven for the Royal Coronations. After the talk you will have the opportunity to purchase ‘The Golden Thread’ and browse the Archive Gallery. This is the only talk Kassia is giving in Essex and is an opportunity not to be missed!

We were delighted to welcome Kassia St Clair to the Archive to produce a series of short films discussing her new book The Golden Thread with our Archivist. We will release these in the run up to the event so you can learn more about this fascinating book and our Archive Collection.

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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