Twine at Twilight is an evening late in the Chelsea Physic Garden from 6.30-10pm on Thursday 17th August. Taking place as part of Weaves and Leaves, the organisation’s summer theme celebrates fabulous fabrics and the plants that make them. Guests will have the chance to listen to live music and explore the Silk Road with interactive theatre, embroider a broach and go on a guided tour through their current exhibition Weaves and Leaves. This show offers an illuminating insight into the historic relationship between plants and fabric. Reaching as far back as centuries ago when plant fibres were first woven into fabric, the show examines this close connection through basic objects such as strings, ropes and nets, and more luxurious woven textiles.

The organisers behind this event will also be displaying the responsive textiles fabric dress first shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, made from 100% plant based materials that change shape when exposed to moisture. The dress was specially commissioned by Jane Scott and will be available for visitors to interact with. The venue itself was established in 1673, and is London’s oldest botanical garden. It was first acquired by the Apothecaries nearly 350 years ago to grow and learn from medicinal herbs and now stands as a world renowned collection of rare medicinal plants.

Twine and Twilight, 17 August, 6.30-10pm

Weaves and Leaves, Chelsea Physic Garden, open until 30 October 2017

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