Fashion & Embroidery · 16-19 March 2017 | ICHF Events

NEC, Birmingham

16-19 March 2017

Highlights

FROM THE LAST SHOW

Fashion & Embroidery is the definitive showcase for anyone passionate about embroidery and textile art. Find a wealth of exciting materials, threads and embellishments all under one roof, and enjoy an array of astounding exhibitions. Learn about courses, take part in a workshop; pick up tips from one of the many textile artists or take your seat for one of our exciting catwalk shows.

Show Features

People and Places

People and Places is a new and exciting collaboration between innovative textile artists and tutors – Susan Chapman & Kim Thittichai. Susan’s work makes use of her observation of people gathering to meet and discuss the issues of the day. The inspirations for Kim’s textured surfaces are drawn from natural forms and rock strata. Featuring brand new and unseen pieces of work.

Capability Brown Festival

with the Embroiderers Guild
2016 brings the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown – the gardener responsible for many magnificent gardens and landscapes throughout England. The Landscape Institute in partnership with the Embroiderers’ Guild, and others is co-ordinating celebratory events across the country. Embroiderers’ Guild members will be creating their interpretations of famous gardens and landscapes, with specially selected examples on display at Fashion & Embroidery.

Forest Forever

A project based on leaf shapes and motifs in different shades of green - hand-embroidery by Afghan village women. This grew into a challenge for European textile artists to use the leaves as a basis for new works. There are very few trees in Afghanistan but the self-help project helps in providing meals three times a day.

SPECIAL FEATURE: IMAGES OF EGYPT

THIS BRILLIANT EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS HANDMADE CEREMONIAL TEXTILES, AND DECORATIVE ARTEFACTS FROM EGYPT. PART OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, VISITORS CAN EXPECT TO SEE A RARE GLIMPSE INTO THIS LAND OF PHARAOHS AND ITS RICH AND COLOURFUL TEXTILE HERITAGE.

A lifetime interest in the study of Egyptology and Textiles has led Sandra Hardy to make numerous visits to the magical country of Egypt.

Whether visiting excavation sites, exploring in the Western desert or roaming around the back streets of Old Cairo she was always on the lookout for interesting textiles and artifacts. Whilst wandering in these old streets she came across the 14th Century Street of Tentmakers and was enthralled by the wonderful textile pieces being produced there. It soon became one of Sandra’s regular destinations, and thus the collection began.

The collection soon expanded to include 5th Century Coptic fragments, artifacts from the Oasis villages and the wonderful weavings from the Wissa Wassef School.

In 1998 Sandra introduced the work of the tentmakers to the quilting world, and since then, many quilters and needlewomen have made the journey themselves to visit this amazing street, and see the talented tentmakers at work.

This exhibition will also include textiles and artifacts from India, Bhutan, Nepal and Peru all collected during Sandra’s many travels.

Far from the Madding Crowd Costumes

With the release last year of the acclaimed new screen adaption of Thomas Hardy’s classic: ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, the Fashion & Embroidery show will be exhibiting costumes from its impressive cast, including: Carey Mulligan, as Bathsheba Everdene, the headstrong and independent heiress; Michael Sheen as Boldwood; and Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel, two of her three very different suitors. Bafta-award winner and Academy Award nominee Janet Patterson designed these exciting costumes.

4 shows for the price of 1!

Your ticket includes FREE entry into Hobbycrafts, Sewing for Pleasure and Cake International at the same venue, at the same time.

(please note Cake International is open from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 March 2016 only)

Lost in a Quilters’ Garden

‘Lost in a Quilters’ Garden’ is a beautiful touring exhibition from the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The inspiration for these amazing horticultural inspired quilts came from their love of gardens and gardening. Whether it was the thrill of growing things from seed, the form of flowers, or the structure of a formal garden, this collection shares with all, their love of quilting and the art of gardening.

Madeira Competition 2016

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Glimpses of Brazil’, supported by STITCH magazine with the Embroiderer’s Guild. Brazil is a vast country that evokes many colourful images and of course it’s the venue for the Olympic games in 2016! All entries will be displayed and judged at the show.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Royal School of Needlework

The RSN will be displaying students’ work from their Certifi cate and Diploma courses taught in Bristol and Rugby, as well as work by their BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art students.

Schools Fashion Design Competition

Tokyo Mode is the theme for the latest Design for an Icon Competition, taking inspiration from Japanese street fashion. Aimed at students aged 13-18, the 10 finalists will have their creations paraded on the catwalk on Friday 18th March, for judging, and all entries mood boards will be on display.

To find out everything you need to know to enter, and all about the fabulous prizes you can win, CLICK HERE.

Click here to download the Photo Consent Form.

Catwalk Fashion Shows

Once again we bring you our fabulous FREE catwalk shows, hosted by Brenda Killigrew of IDC Academy, showcasing a range of sensational creations from exhibitors and students at the show.

Madeira UK

PLUS Madeira UK, our main supporter will be at the show with their sponsored students exhibitions and FREE embroidery workshops. In addition you can learn delicate stitching techniques in the Royal School of Needlework workshops and try out new processes in the Vilene Experimental Textile workshop, plus glean advice from the professionals through our Programme of Talks.

Textile Groups

  • FibreFusion
  • Nolitex
  • Contemporary Quilt Group
  • Tangent Textiles
  • Jeudis
  • Experimental Textile
  • NNA - Birds by Carole Checketts
  • Room 6
  • Textile Connection
  • Eclectica
  • Grasby Embroidererfs and Bailey Curtis and Ginny Epstein

Education, Guilds and Societies

  • Royal School of Needlework
  • Walsall College
  • IDC Academy
  • Eastleigh College
  • Castanea Craft Holidays in Spain
  • Embroidererfs Guild
  • Lace Guild, Quilters Guild of the British Isles
  • The International Feltmakers
  • Embroiderers Guild and Guild of Silk Painters

Textile Artists

  • Wendy Dolan
  • Helen McCook
  • Lynda Monk
  • Claire Muir
  • Kathleen Laurel Sage
  • Fran Holmes
  • Cherrilyn Tyler
  • Kim Thittichai
  • Jen Goodwin
  • Raya Brown
  • Amanda Hislop
  • Lynda Monk
  • Lorna Bateman
  • Margaret Beal
  • Jane Davis
  • Tina Francis
  • Alison Nicholson and Chrissi Newall

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