An exhibition of print, pattern and design
An ‘exhibition of print, pattern and design’ is coming to mid-Wales, as the third World
Textile Day brings five specialist world textile traders and two expert lecturers to
Llanidloes on Saturday 19 March 2011.
Once again hosted in the Minerva Centre by the Quilt Association of Wales, World
Textile Day 3 will be an exciting and stimulating event for the UK’s growing
community of passionate textile lovers.
Gaffney at World Textile Day 2010
Building on the surprise success of World Textile Days 1 and 2, organisers Diane
and Jim Gaffney of Textile Techniques in Bishop’s Castle, and Magie Relph and Bob
Irwin of the African Fabric Shop in West Yorkshire, will focus this year on printed
textiles from around the world.
In addition to pieces from their own private collections, the exhibition will include
textiles collected by world-famous author, traveller and collector John Gillow,
Japanese Kimono expert Susan Briscoe and Oriental and tribal clothing authority
Martin Conlan of Slow Loris.
Admission to the exhibition is free. There is easy disabled access and plenty of
nearby parking in the town. Refreshments will be provided by the Quilt Association.
In addition, there will be two activities: In From Java to Africa at 11am, Diane
Gaffney and Magie Relph will discuss batik and wax print. Their lecture will be
followed at 2.30pm by a demonstration of Javanese and African fabric printing. £2
Looking forward to World Textile Day 3, Magie Relph remarked, ‘World Textile Day
has blossomed beyond all expectation. When we started, we loved the idea of a day
devoted to world textiles with a changing theme every year. We’re amazed that our
modest little show has struck such a chord with the textile community.’
A throng of shoppers at World Textile Day 2010
Finally, a word of warning: some textiles may be for sale!