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Spring Programme 2012

Thursday, January 26th at 7pm

Mark Dance will talk about ‘The World of Rug Auctions’, Bonhams, the market and notable discoveries.

He will show images on a PowerPoint presentation, and take questions. Mark is Head of the Carpet Department at Bonham’s since 2000.

Wednesday, February 22nd at 11am

Kimonos from the British Museum Collection

The visit to Ann Hecht's home for her talk on Japanese Textiles has been cancelled, due to illness. However we have been very lucky, and we are booked into the Asia Study Room at the British Museum on Wednesday, 22nd February from 11am – 1pm.

We will be shown ’Kimonos from the British Museum Collection’ with interesting weaving and dyeing techniques, including indigo and the shibori and kesuri methods of resisting dye.

If any of you have knowledge of these methods, or know someone who could come to this event, and talk about the kimonos we are shown, this would be most helpful. The British Museum staff do not have expertise in this area.

Please let Louise Teague know if you wish to come. We could have lunch afterwards.

March 20th – 25th

ORTS TRIP to the beautiful city of VIENNA

This includes an optional opportunity to attend the 2nd International Symposium on Hallstatt Textiles, with dyeing and textile techniques of this Bronze and Iron Age Settlement. ‘3000 Years of Colour – from Tradition to Art and Innovation.’

The Society meets at Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH. Entrance round the corner in Barter Street. Doors open from 6pm. Swedenborg Hall is four minutes walk from Holborn Underground, and six minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground. Free parking in Barter Street or Bedford Place after 6:30pm.

Drinks and snacks are served, and we have a T-loop induction coil for hearing-aid users.

For Information and Membership contact Penny Berkut, 12 Mayfield Avenue, Southgate, London N14 6DU. Tel: 020 8886 3910

Non-members are very welcome to attend for £6 a lecture including wine and snacks.