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FASHION DESIGN - A personal view - 1980's NOW OPEN!
The silk road is a series of routes, thought to date back to the sixth or seventh centuries BC which cross the area from East to West and North to South, following the rivers and water supplies, avoiding geographical obstacles to keep travellers and animals safe and avoid bandits. On most journeys the goods carried for trade changed hands five to six times, however sometimes far more.
Showcasing the versatility of the kimono as a creative canvas. We will feature old and new kimono and obi including works from living masters of hand embroidery, weaving, shibori and other forms of fabric dying and surface decoration.
A stunning and intricate collection of embroideries and costumes from old China. This beautiful exhibition will close at 5.00pm on Monday 4 July 2016.
The wonder and beauty of Indian craftsmanship and the excellent understanding of colour and design.
Costumes from Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
This exhibition showcases designers who embrace the philosophy of the ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT, and is a homage to its birthplace. The designers in the exhibition are from the United Kingdom and their items are made within the UK, utilising the collective experience of many people - young and old - and in some cases recreating items to preserve the past and future.
Whimsy - why not!! NOW OPEN
An exhibition to ponder the sheer enjoyment of the beauty of lace - and marvel at the enormous amount of skill and hard work involved in creating it.
Kashmir Shawls (Paisley Shawls) is a collection of antique and modern shawls all displaying intricate hand weaving and embroidery techniques.