Study Mornings at the Warner Textile Archive

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

Exhibition Study Morning
Date: Thursday 18th October
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.

Enid Marx Study Morning
Date: Thursday 11th October
Time: 10am – 1pm
Leader: Alan Powers, Emma Sewell, Hannah Auerbach George
Cost: £20 including light refreshments

Enid Marx was one of the defining contributors to 20thC design. Working across a range of mediums from textiles to illustration her designs can be found on book covers to tube seats. Join us for a talk from leading 20thC design historian and Marx’s biographer, Alan Powers. This will be followed by a trip into the Archive store to view some examples of Marx’s designs and other textiles of the period including designs by Marianne Straub and Dora Batty. The morning will conclude with a talk from Emma Sewell one half of woven design studio Wallace & Sewell. Wallace & Sewell recently designed a new range of moquettes for Transport for London, following in the footsteps of Marx, Straub and Batty.

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!

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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