Northern Society of Costume and Textiles
THE NORTHERN SOCIETY
OF COSTUME AND TEXTILES

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Raw Materials: Textiles

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Raw Materials traces the forgotten industrial history of east London along the River Lea, supported by The National Lottery with funds awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This year followed the textiles trail from the 17th Century to the present day, uncovering the stories of silk-weaving, calico printing, jute spinning and the invention of dye colours.

For more information click on the link below:

https://bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-textiles




JOSEPHINE BOWES:  A Woman of Taste and Influence

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

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/Exhibitions/2017/Celebrating-Jos%C3%A9phine




"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.

F or more details, click on the link below:

www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/sampled-lives-samplers-fitzwilliam-museum




HIMALAYAN FASHION

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

For details click on the following link:

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Himalayan-Fashion.aspx




ALKE SMIDT: WONDER & DREAD

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

For mor details click on the following link:

www.bradfordmuseums.org/whats-on/alke-schmidt-wonder-and-dread

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:

www.bradfordmuseums.org/whats-on/responses-to-art-mixed-media-workshop-2018-05-03





"Fashioned from Nature"

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

21st April 2018 to 27th January 2019

 

The V&A is set to host the first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. Entitled "Fashioned from Nature", the unique exposition will showcase fashionable garments alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing process in order to encourage viewers to think more about how and where their clothes are made.

For more details click on the link:

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/fashioned-from-nature