Textile Fair

August 20, 2016 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Now in its third year, the Textile Fair will bring a wide range of specialist textile retailers to the American Museum. Browse antique, vintage, and world textiles as well as yarns and makers’ supplies in the Museum’s beautiful surroundings.

This year’s stall holders will include:

Barbie Campbell Cole: Textiles from around the world— clothes, throws, quilts, and scarves

Carole Waller: hand-painted silk dresses and scarves

Colours of Asia: Individual garments made from natural fibres and using natural indigo dyes

Coraux Mei— Tribal Purses, bags, pouches, clutch, necklaces and skirts

DB-D— Handmade dresses

Helen Roskell: Antique and vintage fabrics, quilts, and vintage accessories i.e. beaded bags, liberty scarves, ethnic antique fabrics, and embroideries

Heloise Trott: Handmade Peruvian ‘frazadas’, cushion covers, bags, and clutches made in the UK with Peruvian fabric and organic cotton

Jen Jones Welsh Quilts and Blankets: a selection of floral, paisley and solid colour wholecloth quilts, patchwork, strippy and collectors’ quilts, as well as blankets in a range of colours and styles

Jenpatola: Handmade contemporary and vintage textiles sourced in India

Kate Westcott— Hand-printed linen tablecloths, napkins, runners, tea towels, and cushions

Linda Miller Embroideries: one-off framed and unframed machine embroideries. Linda’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and the US. Her work is featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s permanent collection and she has appeared on Kirstie Allsop’s Kirstie’s Handmade Britain (Channel 4)

Linladan— Scandinavian folk art textiles, 1960’s linen and silk threads for embroidery, lace making, and weaving, 1930’s and 1940’s feed sack material

Lucia’s Red Roses Antique Textiles: Antique and vintage textiles from the eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Small fragments for crafters and larger pieces for collectors.

Les Designs— Nicola Wepener’s beautiful range of embroidery kits and books

Nomad Design— Nomad Design is dedicated to hand-making soft furnishings and lifestyle accessories from handwoven and hand printed textiles. Browse accessories made from Central Asian textiles, including bags, lampshades, make-up bags, and laptop cases.

Sian Lester— Natural dye scarves, bedding, bees wax crayons, and handmade paper notebooks

Susie and Russell Needham—  Fine antique, vintage, contemporary, and tribal textiles and costume

The Arty Crafty Place— Indian printing blocks, blank fabrics, fabric paints and inks

The Basket Room— ethical lifestyle brand specialising in handwoven baskets and accessories made in Africa. Woven with vibrant colours & unique patterns, The Basket Room work directly with weaving cooperatives in rural Kenya, Ghana & Tanzania to create stunning collections

Treasures from the Silk Road— Kelim bags, shoes, cushions, and rugs from Turkey. Central Asian silk robes and embroideries

Vintage to Victorian— antique and vintage linens, lace, haberdashery, buttons, quilts, and blankets

If you’re a textiles trader or maker and would like to apply for a stall at the fair, please download an application form here: American Museum Textiles Fair 2016 Application Form

Included with gardens admission.
This is a drop-in event, pre-booking is not necessary. Please contact us with any queries.