A rare opportunity to view the Middleton collection of sixteenth and early seventeenth century textiles in the impressive setting of Newstead Abbey, a former Augustian priory and ancestral home of Lord Byron. The morning will be spent looking at the textiles with Judith Edgar, curator of Costume and Textiles at Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.
In the afternoon Ninya Mikhaila will demonstrate sixteenth century surface decoration techniques including pinking, slashing and hot printing. Participants will then have the opportunity to try the techniques for themselves on samples which can then be taken home.
The event is limited to 20 people and the cost is £35 per person for members and £40 for non-members. Refreshments and a light buffet lunch are included in the ticket price. Transport from Nottingham train station and back again at the end of the day will be available.