The event will explore the magic of silk, its uses and its histories. This study day will involve talks by a textile artist, Yvette Hawkins; a historian of luxury textiles, Dr Katherine Wilson, who will talk about the colourful history of the luxury textile trade in Europe; and a practical workshop organised by Emily Wilkinson, an artist and writer.
Included in the cost of the event is a guided tour of the Silk Museum, a fascinating place which reveals the importance of silk manufacturing to the history of Macclesfield and shows how silk is made, from cocoon to loom. Additionally, there’ll be some hidden gems from the collection on display. The Museum will be closed to the public on the day of the event.Here is the Museum’s website link: http://www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk/
If you would like to join us for this 5th Textile Stories Study Day, please book a place by phoning: 01625 613210 (to make a credit/debit card payment) or by visiting the Museum (where you can pay with cash). Tickets cost £20 and include lunch, refreshments and a tour of the museum.This event is jointly organised by the University of Chester and the Silk Museum, Macclesfield. We’re looking forward to seeing you in April for what looks to be a really interesting day. If you have any queries, feel free to contact Professor Deborah Wynne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Hughes, Museum Director of Macclesfield Museums, on 01625 613210.