1 December 2018

Welcome to an engaging and decorative start to the Festive Season.

Morning 11.00am

Sally Pointer – Pins, Pockets, Patches and Paint. Getting dressed in the 18th Century

Enjoy the spectacle as Sally dresses a volunteer model, preparing her for an appearance in 18th Society. She will examine the clothing, hair styles and make up of the period, while demonstrating the implements,potions and elaborate rituals undertaken by a lady and her maid to make her entry among the fashionable set of Georgian Society.


Over lunch and later in the afternoon we will have the opportunity to take a look at the newly opened Museum Galleries. Of special interest will be the Mantua, which some of you may have seen last year when we visited the Costume Store, it is now mounted and on display in the Costume Gallery.

Afternoon 2.00pm

Doreen Barnaville – The results of Research on Patchwork textiles in the National History Museum Archives at St Fagans

Doreen Barnaville has interests in textiles,printmaking, archiving and social history which come together in work including wall pieces and artists books. She is a member of the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and has contributed work for several exhibitions countrywide.

16 February 2019

Morning 11.00am

Reverend Canon Graham Holcombe and Myra Jenkins – The function of Robes and Textiles in the life of the Clergy in Llandaff Cathedral

The cathedral owns and uses an important collection of ecclesiastical rainments and textiles and we look forward to hearing how they are used by the Clergy and something of their history and the care that is required to preserve them during their active life.

Afternoon 2.00 pm

Heather Toomer – White worked Accessories through the Victorian Period

Once again we are pleased to welcome Heather Toomer, lace expert and author to talk about her latest book ‘Fashionable White Embroidered Accessories c.1840 -1900’ and for a chance to take a closer look at some of the items from her collection.

6 April 2019

Morning 11.30am


Afternoon 1.30pm

Guest Speaker Jenny Kate Evans Lecture

This young and enterprising designer has agreed to do a show and tell talk about her work. We met her at last year’s workshop and it will be interesting to hear her discuss how she is making the transition from collage into the commercial world of craft and design.


All meetings are now held in the Auditorium in the Main Building at St Fagans: National History Museum, unless otherwise advertised. The new lecture theatre is accessed through the main Museum entrance and up the stairs on the right.

Start times usually 10.30am for Coffee. Speakers at 11.00am and 2.00pm unless stated otherwise.

There is a £5.00 car parking charge at St Fagans.

Non-members are welcome, £6 for the day.

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