Saturday 27 February 2016

Textile Stories Study Day: ‘The Story of Wool’ 23rd April 2016

The fourth Textile Stories Study day will be devoted to the 'story of wool', from fleece to fashion. The event will be held on 23rd April at the new University Centre Shrewsbury and there will be talks, demonstrations and displays. 
The programme for the day:
9.30-10.00am: Registration (tea/ coffee) (demonstrations/ stalls/ displays)
10.00-10.50am: Fiona Nisbet (textile artist), ‘Spinning: from Fleece to Fabric’
10.50-11.30am: Tea/coffee (demonstrations/ stalls/ displays)
11.30-12.20: Deborah Wynne and Graham Atkin (both University of Chester), ‘Woolly Stories: From Shakespeare to the Brontës’
12.20-1.40pm: Lunch (demonstrations/ stalls/ displays)
1.40-2.30pm: Thelma Thompson (sheep farmer), 'It All Began With Tinker... Tales from a Shepherdess under Wenlock Edge'
2.30-3.20pm: Professor Sandy Black (Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts), ‘Wool in Knitting and Fashion: From underwear to couture’
3.20pm: Closing remarks
Tickets cost £15 and can be bought via the University of Chester's Shopfront
Alternatively, you can send a cheque for £15 made payable to 'The English Dept, University of Chester' (put your contact details on the back), and send to Prof D. Wynne, The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ
The event will take place in The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ
A view of the Guildhall from across the River Severn. In the foreground is the 'Quantum Leap', a memorial to Charles Darwin.

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