Chapel Arts

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Textile Course: Cotton and Muslin


18 February 2019

18 March 2019

15 April 2019


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We are delighted to announce that this autumn/winter Jennifer Wearden from the V&A will give a series of study days on the history of textiles.

A history of textiles can be told by looking at the four major natural fibres used in their construction: wool, linen, silk and cotton. Their story touches on ancient Egyptian burial rites, medieval church vestments, early aeronautics, the fashions set by the wealthiest elite and the effect of the American Civil War on the textile industries of Iran. This series of talks will include silks and velvets, knitted wool, printed cotton, the finest lace and immense tapestries and carpets. It will explore the most intimate of the decorative arts. We wear textiles, we furnish our homes with them, but how much do we really know about their history?


Monday 18th February 2019 11.30 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 2.30:
King Cotton

Monday 18th March 2019 11.30 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 2.30:
Tapestries and Carpets
Lace: the linen noose

Monday 15th April 2019 11.30 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 2.30:
Spitalfields Silks
Technicolour Printed Cottons

For further information ‘phone Corynna on 07771713023 or email

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Jennifer Wearden was Senior Curator (Textiles) in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London leaving that post at the end of 2004, after 28 years, to become a Research Fellow. She is now a Year Course Director in the Learning Department and devises and delivers popular courses on aspects of textile history. She is the author and co-author of several V&A publications.


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The former Baptist chapel has been modernised and restored to create a fantastic, flexible arts space which will allow for an array of events.

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