We would like to offer a day for those interested in felt making. We are open to suggestions as to what you might like to make, maybe a felt accessory or scarf. Some may prefer to try the technique of needlefelting to make a small item. When we know your preferences we can contact a suitable tutor or tutors.
Please Contact us if you have suggestions or preferences
Louise Mumford – The Llan-gors Textile: an Early Medieval masterpiece
In 1999 Louise presented the preliminary results of her work on a rare textile which had been preserved in the silt in Llan-gors Lake.She described how this sodden bundle of cloth yielded up its secrets after many hundred hours of painstaking restoration work and changed ideas of society in Early Medieval Wales.
We have had so many requests for a reprise and update on this Textile and are delighted that Louise has agreed to talk to us again.
Diba Mehrabi – Artisan Clothing- Inspiration and Practise
Diba will speak about how she established her shop in Morgan Arcade Cardiff in 2014. She has made a name for herself in Wales with her unique handmade clothing.
We will be able to see some of the lovely garments and accessories that she has made using natural fabrics like silk, cotton, merino wool and banana leaf sourced from around the world.
Welcome to an engaging and decorative start to the Festive Season.
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.
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.
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.
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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