We regularly present talks and demonstrations at venues across the country for Quilters, Embroiderers, Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, museum groups, teachers and college students.
All the talks last for about an hour and are suitable for any group interested in textiles. We bring a wide variety of textiles and tools to look at and handle as well as slides or Powerpoint.
We charge £95.00 plus travel expenses of 40p per mile.
Here are a few quotes from satisfied customers!
“The beautiful textiles you brought to show us were totally different from anything I have seen before”.
“It did prove to be a memorable evening for everyone present because of the way you talked about the people and textiles”.
Forest of Arden Quilters
“I’m sure you realised that everyone was thrilled to bits with your talk and slides. As you might imagine over 20 years of running groups and being President I have heard every speaker at least once! Yours was fresh, entertaining and very informative, I learnt a lot”.
Pat Nicholls, Weston Quilters
“An interesting and inspiring afternoon once again.”
Merseyside Weavers Spinners and Dyers
“Thank you for a really brilliant lecture—stimulating, interesting and humorous—also totally informative.”
Ann Rogers, Wirral
Choose from these talks.
ALONG THE SILK ROUTE
Although long gone, the ancient Silk Route which linked China with the west, still retains a memory of former textile glories. This section of the route begins in Khiva and passes through the desert khanates of Bokhara and Samarkhand, across wild...
AMAZING IKAT - shimmering clouds
Ikat weaving is practiced in many parts of the world including Central Asia, South America, Japan, Indonesia and Indo China.
The textiles produced are beautiful and quite unlike anything else with their characteristic shimmering ...
BATIK- THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CLOTH
The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.
The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother...
CLOTHES FOR FESTIVITIES, CEREMONIES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Glamour, glitter, gold, intricate weavings and stunning embroideries are all part of the textiles and costumes made and worn for weddings, festivals and temple ceremonies.
A wedding in Java, a temple ceremony in Bali, and a New Year celebration ...
SILK FROM THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS
Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have long been famous for their silk, and to this day, silkworms are raised and the silk spun and woven in the traditional way by village women on the looms below their homes.
In the past 50 years a complete revival o...
SYMBOLS OF A NATION
In China and south east Asia more than 200 million people have no country of their own. They include the hilltribes of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Burma, and the numerous minorities in China like the Tibetans, the Miao and the Dong: just a few of...
THE FUTURE OF HAND MADE TEXTILES
Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful te...
TURKISH WEAVING - COLOURS OF THE EARTH
The nomadic people of Central Asia have always been famous for their beautiful weavings, made from the materials around them. Recently, dyers have rediscovered this heritage of the nomads and are once again starting to use traditional natura...
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