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Outreach Lectures

Are you a group who’d like to hear one of our lectures? We have many on offer and by arrangement can come and talk at your own venue. For costs and to make a booking, please contact us.

Just some of the available PowerPoint lectures are:

Understanding European Woven Textiles: 1670-1970
Fabric analysis at the School of Textiles, led by Kate Wigley (right).

Fabric analysis at the School of Textiles, led by Kate Wigley (right).

This one- or two-day course by Kate Wigley and Mary Schoeser includes both PowerPoint presentations and handling sessions with objects from the School’s collection.

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The Art of Drapery: 1350-1920

19th century postcard of Raphael’s ‘Die vierte Stunde des Tages’, adapted by Rozanne Hawksley.

19th century postcard of Raphael’s ‘Die vierte Stunde des Tages’, adapted by Rozanne Hawksley.

Around the world in 80 roundels: Garden of Eden designs since 300AD

East Indian 15th to early-16th silk samite discovered in Tibet, courtesy Francesca Galloway.

East Indian 15th to early-16th silk samite discovered in Tibet, courtesy Francesca Galloway.

Empire: a new style for a new world

Empire: a new style for a new world

Marie-Bonaventure Lebert ‘Les Quatre Éléments’ roller printed cotton by Hartmann et fils c1810-18, courtesy Titi Halle.

Radical Reinventions: New colours and techniques, 1800-1850

Radical Reinventions - New colours and techniques, 1800-1850

Calico Printers Association roller printed cotton 1831, courtesy V&A (CIRC 350-1956).

The Great Flowering: Gardens on cloth,1800-1850

The Great Flowering - Gardens on cloth,1800-1850

British stencilled and painted cotton c.1840, courtesy Titi Halle.

Modernists in Historical Guise: The Gothic revival

Modernists in Historical Guise - The Gothic revival

William Simpson 'Owen Jones's design for the interior of the Great Exhibition' watercolour 1850, courtesy V&A (546-1897).

William Morris and his Legacy

William Morris and his Legacy

William Morris ‘Evenlode’ hand-block printed cotton 1883, courtesy V&A (CIRC 88-1933).

The Arts & Crafts Movement

The Arts & Crafts Movement

Japanese book of block-printed motifs acquired by Christopher Dresser in Japan 1876, courtesy Sanderson/Style Library.

Victorian and Edwardian Church Embroidery

Liverpool Cathedral Festal Frontal designed by Cecil G. Hare 1913, courtesy the Cathedral.

Liverpool Cathedral Festal Frontal designed by Cecil G. Hare 1913, courtesy the Cathedral.

English artist-designed textiles: 1900-1930

Alex Walker ‘St Hilary’ silk block printed at Crysede 1920s, private collection.

Alex Walker ‘St Hilary’ silk block printed at Crysede 1920s, private collection.

Artist-designed textiles in Vienna and Paris: 1900-1930

French Constructivist hand-screen printed linen 1929, private collection.

French Constructivist hand-screen printed linen 1929, private collection.

Modernist textiles in Europe and America: 1910-1940

Cotton roller printed by William Foxton 1928, private collection.

Cotton roller printed by William Foxton 1928, private collection.

Enid Marx and Marion Dorn: Hand prints, weaves, rugs and moquettes, 1925-1950

Marion Dorn 'Aircraft' screen printed rayon and linen by Old Bleach Linen, courtesy V&A (CIRC 241-1939).

Marion Dorn 'Aircraft' screen printed rayon and linen by Old Bleach Linen, courtesy V&A (CIRC 241-1939).

Scandinavian textiles: From 1900 to today

Cotton roller printed by William Foxton 1928, private collection.

Stig Lindberg ‘Pottery’ screen printed cotton for NK, Sweden c.1947-62, courtesy Ljungbergs.

From Pop to Nostalgia: From Heals to Laura Ashley and beyond 1970 to today

Shirley Craven 'Five' screen printed linen and cotton by Hull Traders 1968, courtesy Francesca Galloway.

Shirley Craven 'Five' screen printed linen and cotton by Hull Traders 1968, courtesy Francesca Galloway.

Off the Wall: Wearable art in America 1967 to today

Debra Rapoport suede cape 1969, spray-painted and reinvented 2016, courtesy the artist, photo Denton Taylor.

Debra Rapoport suede cape 1969, spray-painted and reinvented 2016, courtesy the artist, photo Denton Taylor.

Made by hand: The rise of British artist-designed textiles 1970 to today

Janet Stoyel laser- and ultrasound-treated silk kilned in a glass sandwich 2007, courtesy the maker.

Janet Stoyel laser and ultrasound-treated silk kilned in a glass sandwich 2007, courtesy the maker.

Why American cowboys wear red bandanas

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Carolina Turkey red dyed bandana USA RN 15187.

Lectures, all by Mary Schoeser, are also offered on Ascher, Edinburgh Weavers, Liberty, Orla Kiely, Sanderson and Marianne Straub.

Caption: Sanderson: The Essence of English Decoration (Thames & Hudson: 2010) by Mary Schoeser.

Sanderson: The Essence of English Decoration (Thames & Hudson: 2010) by Mary Schoeser.

ADVISORY SERVICES

With over forty years of experience, we offer a range of specialist advice for the heritage sector.

• Analysis of historical interiors within heritage buildings and institutions
• Reproduction of historical textiles and wallpapers
• Generation of income for museum and heritage collections
• Creation of day and weekend conferences
• External training and events

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Examples of our work

NATIONAL TRUST

Cliveden

Research on suitable fabric for the restoration of the Astor family's Liddesdale Canoe.

Research on suitable fabric for the restoration of the Astor family's Liddesdale Canoe.

NATIONAL TRUST

Ightham Moat

Digital reproduction of section of printed jute textile walling to match remaining original textiles.

Digital reproduction of section of printed jute textile walling to match remaining original textiles.

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Audley End

Research and reproduction of textiles for curtains and loose covers and sourcing of antique textiles for school room. Taken from 1837 watercolours of original room.

Research and reproduction of textiles for curtains and loose covers and sourcing of antique textiles for school room. Taken from 1837 watercolours of original room.

PRIVATE TRUST

78 Derngate

Research and reproduction of woven taboret stripe and other fabrics for bedroom restoration.

Cotton roller printed by William Foxton 1928, private collection.

PRIVATE TRUST

Stowe House

Support design research for hand woven silk/cotton damask walling.

Marion Dorn 'Aircraft' screen printed rayon and linen by Old Bleach Linen, courtesy V&A (CIRC 241-1939).

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Eltham Palace

Reproduction of original design for upholstery on the armchairs in Virginia's bedroom.

Cotton roller printed by William Foxton 1928, private collection.

Banner image: Marianne Straub ‘Elgin’ powerwoven cotton and fibro furnishing cloth for Helios 1938.
All images unless otherwise attributed are courtesy of and copyright the School of Textiles.

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