Category Archives: Meeting

23 September 2017

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.

(UPDATED 5 September 2017)

Unfortunately Meinir Raby’s talk is postponed due to circumstances beyond our control – we wish Meiner a swift recovery. Instead we welcome:

Kate Evans: Textiles and Craft Culture of Sikkim

A doctor of Human Geography, formerly of Swansea University and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Kate’s research interests span relationships between the body and space, and tacit forms of knowledge and skills sharing. This talk brings together her experiences and insights gained whilst leading undergraduate field excursions to Sikkim, with her interests in craft and cultures of making. An articulate communicator at multiple levels in school, museums and academia, she recently left academia to set up her own pottery and mobile craft business.

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.