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.

18 November 2017

Exploring the Textiles and Dress of the Indian Sub Continent

Eiluned Edwards – Crafting fashion in India: artisans, designers and cultural heritage

Associate Professor in Global Cultures of Textiles and Dress at Nottingham Trent University. A regular lecturer at the V&A who has published widely on Indian textiles, dress and fashion, and is currently working on a British Academy project with Ambedkar University Delhi, the Craft Revival Trust and rural artisans in Kachchh, Gujarat.

Avalon Fotheringham – Indian Textiles from the V & A Collections

Curator of the South Asian Textile Collections at the V&A. With a special interest in the histories of textile technologies and design change in Southern Asia and the external influences of trade with Europe and America. Formerly a Research Assistant on  the ‘Fabric of India Exhibition’.

10 February 2018

Workshop – Trapunto Embroidery and Lucet, Chord Making

Eirlys Davies and Caroline Vincent

A combined workshop to explore two different but complementary techniques.

14 April 2018

AGM – to start at 11.30am, followed by

The School of Historical Dress

Guest Speaker

Set up to promote the study of Historical Dress including that of Non Western Cultures. Students are introduced to the tools needed to research, pattern draft, construct and fit historical garments and the context in which these garments would have been worn. The School holds an extensive costume collection which spans from 17th -20th Century and represents all social classes.

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