Event: World Textile Day – Wickham, Hampshire

World Textile Day - Hampshire

Event date: Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4:30pm

Every year at the World Textile Days around the country, the organisers explore a common theme through their free exhibition, and morning and afternoon presentations (only £2 per session). In 2016, their world textile experts will focus on the role of textiles in birth, marriage and death around the world.

FREE admission to the exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world.

FAIR TRADE – Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.


  • 11 am presentation. Bob Irwin – Bury Me Well: African funeral textiles and rituals.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

In Wickham the two short afternoon talks will be:

  • John Gillow – Marriage, Circumcision and Death across Asia and Africa
  • Diane Gaffney – From Cradle to Grave: Batik in Indonesian Life

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles – Martin Conlan
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America – Meri Hunneyball
  • Tanya Byrne – Indian textiles
  • Callishibori – Jane Callender
  • Añañuca Chilean Textiles – Liz Beasley
  • Tweedindeed – Helen Murchie

Delicious refreshments will be provided by hosts the Meon Valley Quilters. Disabled access. Free parking. Station: Wickham.

Venue: Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

N.B. This is just the first of several World Textile Days around the UK this summer, so if you’d like to attend this event, but it’s a little too far away, check the website to see if there’s another one closer to you later on. On 4 June, for example, there will be a World Textile Day held in King’s Sutton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

For more information, visit the World Textile Day website.