Wednesday 31 January 2024, Blankets: and so to bed
18:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Online talk, hosted on Zoom
Harold Tichenor is a Canadian multi-award-winning film producer and writer. For over thirty years, Harold Tichenor has been researching the history of point blankets and has published two books on the subject: The Blanket: an Illustrated History of the Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket (Quantum/HBC, Toronto, 2002) and The Collector’s Guide to Point Blankets (Cinetel, Bowen Island, 2003). Since 2000 he has been a freelance consultant to the Hudson’s Bay Company helping build their collection of samples of their various blanket pattern. Up to 2010 Tichenor conducted seminars at various HBC stores and in museums examining and appraising antique point blankets for their curious owners.
Harold will talk about the history of point blankets, their place in the Fur Trade and some useful observations for collectors of these historical relic.
Richard Martin has been designing, making, and selling woollen cloth ever since, in West Wales, West Oxfordshire, and the West Riding. Richard spent a lot of time travelling in Europe, the USA, and Japan selling cloth to lovely customers, and latterly spent a year restoring the 300 year-old Blanket Hall in Witney. Mostly, these days, he designs and weaves woollen throws. His knowledge is rooted in time and experience, and design and practical knowledge.
Ann Whittall joined Amgueddfa Cymru in 2001, as a Curator of the National Wool Museum. Being a Welsh speaker from the local area, Ann is passionate about keeping the stories of the woollen industry and the traditional skills alive.
Ann will give a brief background to the Welsh Woollen industry, taking a look at the blankets produced by Welsh mills over that time, the changing patterns and types of blankets, designers who worked with the industry and some of the designers working in Wales today. She will also tell you some of the stories from the collection at the National Wool Museum and the work that is currently being undertaken with the ambition to support traditional weaving practice and Welsh design in the future.
Justin Squizzero (The Burroughs Garret),Wallace Sewell, Richard Martin
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