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Saturday
14
APR

Textile Stories Study Day, Working Textiles: Textile Workers

09:30
16:00
University Centre Shrewsbury
Event organized by University Centre Shrewsbury

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This Textile Stories Study Day, in collaboration with the Friends of
the Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury, will explore textiles in relation to work, working people and working practices. Talks, displays, stalls and demonstrations will examine textiles from many different angles. From smocks, to tatting, to workers’ experiences in the Flax Mill, to the cotton mills of Manchester, the event will delve into many of the interesting ideas and histories associated with working with fabric.

This will be the sixth Textile Stories Study Day to be organised by the English Department at the University Chester and University Centre Shrewsbury, and is designed for anyone interested in
textiles and their fascinating stories.

Admission is £25 including lunch and refreshments. To book a place go to https://storefront.chester.ac.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=335.

For further information email Prof Wynne at d.wynne@chester.ac.uk or call 01743 297185.

Alternatively, people can visit the reception at Guildhall in Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury (SY3 8HQ), and pay by cheque. The reception is open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Fridays.

The Study Day is part of a series of events at UCS covering a range of subjects. Many of the events are free, and they are open to everyone. For more details go to www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk/public-events