I am so glad I managed to make it to the Warner Textile Archive Fair on sunday. It really was good value for money. I managed attended all the free talks featured here which were really interesting and inspiring, and for £2 extra I managed to get into the archive store and see some textiles that are not usually on show in the museum. I was also excited to find out that the next exhibition at the archive will be devoted to many costumes and clothing they have in the collection. With my ticket I also got free admission to an exhibition at braintree museum called 'the student textile design challenge'. Over 240 design students from across Britain and Ireland were given a copy of a design from the Warner Archive, from which, they had to draw inspiration, and produce a mixed media textile sample in response.
Indigo and shibori