All meetings held in the Committee Room of the Office Block, St Fagans: National History Museum, unless otherwise advertised. 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.
Vintage Village Bazaar
Table top sale of textiles and handicrafts with allied demonstrations from our members on a theme of recycle, rewind and renew.
Venue St Fagans Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Road, in the middle of St Fagans Village. Post code CF5 6DU
The Role of Costume in Performance and Ritual
Gaye Evans: Jakar Tshechua Festival in Bhutan-Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon
An illustrated talk about a visit to Bhutan in 2016 and the Jakar Tshechu , a colourful festival filled with dancing monks, local costumes and sumptuous textiles.
Meinir Raby: My wardrobe – reflections of a Harpist on the Gowns she has worn to perform in Wales and on the International Stage
A versatile musician with a busy and illustrious career; 30 years as Principle Harpist with orchestra at the WNO, teaching at the RWCMD as Head of Harp Studies and co founder of Coleg Telyn Cymru and Telynae Morgannwg, established Alaw Music Publishers and since 2002 performed as a soloist at International Festivals.
Exploring the Textiles and Dress of the Indian Sub Continent
(Titles of the talks for this Special Day to follow)
Lecturer and author on textiles and dress in India, special interest in their production, use and circulation.
Research Assistant at the V&A working on the Fabric of India Exhibition. With a special interest in the histories of textile technologies and design change in the Southern Asia and the external influences of trade with Europe and America.
Workshop – Trapunto Embroidery and Lucet, Chord Making
Eirlys Davies and Caroline Vincent
A combined workshop to explore two different but complementary techniques.
AGM – to start at 11.30am, followed by
The School of Historical Dress
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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