West of England Festival of Textiles - 6 to 28 September 2019

WEFT 2019 explores the forgotten stories of the people working in Trowbridge mills to create designs for brands such as Mary Quant, Marks & Spencer, Gor-Ray and Burberry - just some of the many discerning clients of the once booming textile industry in Trowbridge. The stories will be explored together with cloth examples from our collection; and to celebrate this rich weaving heritage, Trowbridge Museum invited local weavers to view the museum collection to inspire new work, reflecting how past designs can influence today. The new work will be on display and for sale.

As Trowbridge Museum is currently closed for refurbishment, the exhibition is being held in the Project Space at Drawing Projects UK. On the 14th of September you can meet the weavers and watch demonstrations during the Heritage Open Day/Explore Art Trowbridge event from 10am – 1pm. 

Join Mayumi Kaneko at 2pm for her Paper Textile – transforming paper into yarn demonstration. Please see the Trowbridge Museum website for details of how to book and for details about the other WEFT Workshops. 

Exhibition open: Thursdays to Sundays, 10am – 4pm (except Friday 6th September when open 5 – 7pm). 

Image (below): Mayumi Kaneko, paper textile, installed, WEFT 2019, Drawing Projects UK