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Until 20 September 2020
National Exhibition 2020: Coal, Cotton, Canals
The biennial exhibition of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, organised by the North West and Online guilds.
The theme for the juried section will be 'Coal, Cotton, Canals'. The theme for the unjuried section will be 'Still Waters'.
The exhibition will coincide with the opening of the Leigh branch of the Leeds to Liverpool canal, which will be celebrated during Heritage Weekend.
Venue: Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh WN7 2LB
Until 26 September 2020
A Touch of Ruby
An exhibition to celebrate the Ulster Guild's 40th anniversary and its rich heritage of weavers, spinners and dyers.
Venue: Cregagh Library, Belfast BT6 0LF
Until 28 September 2020
Tapestry Touring International - Interface
30 artists from England and Canada present their woven tapestries in this international touring exhibition, where these small-scale artworks show a range of different approaches to tapestry weaving.
Each tapestry takes inspiration from the exhibition title: Interface.
Venue: The Guildhall, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
- 31 October 2020
Fabric of the North
An exhibition of work by the Northern Group of the British Tapestry Group.
Venue: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, North Yorkshire TS 10 5NW
- 09 October 2020
International Association on Colour in Avignon
The Centre Francais de la Couleur is hosting the next international Conference of AIC, Association internationale de la Couleur/International Association on Colour in Avignon, France, plus two days of optional visits on the 10th and 11th October. The twin themes of the event are “Natural Colors - Digital Colours”. Oral presentations, posters and exhibitions on these themes will take place in the Palace of the Popes, a vast medieval monument overlooking the Rhone river in Avignon.
The outline of the programme, information on registration and fees and call for submissions are available on the website: https://aic2020.org/
NB. Click on EN in the top line of the web page for the English version.
Venue: Popes Palace, Avignon, France
23 October - 24 January 2001
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom
A collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles. For many years Chintz was a closely guarded secret, however, by the 18th century chintz had become more widely accessible. The lightweight, washable, gaily coloured and boldly patterned cottons eventually became a sensation throughout England and across Europe.
Chintz: Cotton in Bloom was originally curated by The Fries Museum, The Netherlands and features its renowned collection of Indian and European chintz textiles. www.friesmuseum.nl
Venue: London Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
24 October - 30 December 2020
World of Threads Festival
Call for submissions opens April 2020. Details of the exhibitions will be available on the website later in the year. Galleries of past exhibits available on the website.
Venue: Oakville, Ontario, Canada