Northern Society of Costume and Textiles

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Our Next Meeting will be held in Dewsbury on 21 September

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The Society was founded in 1977.

We are a well established Society operating in the North of England.  We have an enthusiastic interest in all things costume and textiles, with a bias towards the historical.

We organise a programme of quarterly meetings with lectures by guest speakers covering a wide range of subjects or we visit private and public collections.

Members come from all walks of life, some with considerable knowledge of the subject, but many who are just enthusiasts keen to find ot more or to share there enthusiasm with others.  We are af riendly society welcoming new members and guests to join us.

If you are interested in any aspect of costume or textiles, particurly their history, perhaps the Society is for you.

We also produce small range of patterns based on actual historical garments which can be purchased on-line.

Japanese Kimono

Abby Perry wearing her own Katherine Parr dress