The Textile Fair, Bath


This fabulous event is set in beautiful surroundings, and is rapidly gaining a reputation for showcasing a great range of creative talent and specialist textile retailers. Numerous stalls display an amazing selection of textile-related goods from all over the world, making it a fascinating day out for those who want to buy beautiful items or get creative themselves. selvedgefair Antique textiles are on offer from Lucia’s Red Roses, traders in vintage cloth dating from the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. The stand is always a hive of activity, as crafters dig through boxes of smaller samples, while larger pieces are on offer to collectors. Jen Jones's Welsh Quilts and Blankets, who have a long-standing relationship with the Museum, bring a selection of floral, paisley, and solid colour wholecloth quilts, patchwork, stripey and collectors’ quilts, each with a story to tell. basket This year’s fair has a wide selection of world textiles, including Linladan’s vintage Scandinavian folk textiles and Coraux Mei’s South-East Asian purses, bags, and skirts. Jen Patola’s handmade Indian textiles sit alongside Kelim bags, shoes, cushions, and rugs from Turkey at Treasures from the Silk Road and Susie and Russel Needham’s antique tribal pieces from around the world. selvfair_20 Local textiles artists are also well represented. Kate Westcott’s hand screen-printed furnishing fabrics are ever-popular, and Carole Waller is showing her hand-painted silk clothing and scarves. Visitors looking for creative inspiration will find Indian printing blocks, fabric paints, and inks at The Arty Craft Place’s stand. Internationally renowned embroiderer Nicola Wepener will also be selling her beautiful embroidery kits. Textiles Fair Saturday 20 August 11am – 5pm American Museum in Britain Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD Admission: Adults - £7; over 60s and students - £5.50; children - £4.50.

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  • Maria Cristina Gozzoli on

    Hello…I loved textiles all my life! Fatal attraction!

  • Mary Garry on

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