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Exhibitions & Events at Macclesfield Silk Museum

Exhibitions and Events at Macclesfield Silk Museum

This museum has a number of events and exhibitions scheduled up to May this year

A Sense Of Place: Contemporary Textiles by Intastitch
The Silk Museum, 3 February-31 March
Cheshire-based Intastitch Contemporary Textile Art group are exploring a sense of place through an exhibition of their work including over 60 diverse and unique textile pieces, hangings, sketchbooks and 3D vessels.
Included in entry to The Silk Museum, or £2 to visit just the exhibition.

Silk Study Day
The Silk Museum, Saturday 3 March 10am-4pm
Inspired by the new BBC Civilisations TV series, this study day will explore the impact and legacy of the silk industry, with exclusive access to items from The Silk Museum’s reserve collections and a private tour of Paradise Mill.
A range of guest speakers will be offering insights into different aspects of the silk trade.  £30, including lunch.  Booking is essential as places are limited; call 01625 613210 or pop in to The Old Sunday School shop.
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Wet Felt Making: Fun with Fibre
The Silk Museum, Saturday 10 March 10am-4pm
Under guidance from textile artist Anne Davis, you will learn the process of wet-felting, including simple techniques such as blending fibres, layering, and decorating a fibre base.  The workshop is suitable for complete beginners; all you need is lots of imagination.   £20.  For more information and to book contact Wilmslow Guild on 01625 523903 or

Agatha Christie & Art Deco, Presented by History Wardrobe (Friends’ Event)
The Old Sunday School, Wednesday 17 March, 11am (preceded by coffee and cakes at 10am)
Celebrating the life and times of the Queen of Crime, including dazzling Deco fashions to intrigue and inspire.
£10/£8 (Friends), purchase tickets in person at The Old Sunday School shop or call 01625 613210.

Cynefin: Contemporary Quilted Textiles by Cwilt Cymru
The Silk Museum, 7 April-26 May
Cwilt Cymru is a group of individual quilt artists, all living in, or with a connection to Wales. This is their third joint collection to be exhibited.
Included in entry to The Silk Museum, or £2 to visit just the exhibition.

Josephine Bowes: A Woman of Taste and Influence

JOSEPHINE BOWES:  A Woman of Taste and Influence

An exhibition at the Bowes Museum.  20 may to 16 July 2018

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Exhibitin of Samplers

"Sampled Lives" An exhibition of Samplers

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until 7 October 2018

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

These beautifully embroidered and stitched samplers illuminate the lives of girls and women, from mid-17th century English Quakers to early 20th century school pupils, encompassing their education, employment, religion, family, societal status and needlework skills. The display also highlights the individuality of each sampler, which in some cases is the only surviving document to record the existence of an ordinary young woman.

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Himalayan Fashion


An exhibition at Lotherton Hall, Leeds from 23 March to 26 October 2018

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Alke Smidt: Wonder & Dread


An exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum until Sunday 4 November 2018

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There wil be a lecture and mixed media workshop relating to this exhibition on Thursday 3 May 2018.  For further details click on the following link:

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