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Symposium 2017 update

The 2017 Symposium countdown continues with registrations bubbling along and some of the programme highlights  available. This year’s symposium begins with an exhibition opening on Thursday 18 May; the programme for the next two days includes three keynote speakers, Doris … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Auckland….

March is definitively New Zealand’s fashion month, with iD down in Dunedin, and Auckland’s Four Days of Fashion in the City, including films, seasonal previews and other special activities. The four days specifically are 29 March – 1 April, but … Continue reading

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New Magazine for Textile Lovers

“Connecting makers, collectors & lovers of textile craft arts” For those of you who missed it, in September last year, a brand spanking new textile magazine – Fabricate – was launched.  And the 2nd issue (Summer 2016) isn’t long published. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Mark your diary – the countdown is on for Auckland’s famous VINTAGE TEXTILE FAIR!!

This anticipated event is the largest of its type in Australasia and is the place to purchase items from comprehensive displays carefully collected throughout the year by a range of exhibitors. Everything for sale is genuine vintage … from the 1970s or earlier! On offer … Continue reading

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Thinking about fashion…iD programme out

Isn’t she gorgeous? She’s Thinking About Fashion ahead of iD 2016 and an hour of short talks by Otago academics with that title, on aspects of fashion including marketing, shows and collecting, on Wednesday 16 March at the university as … Continue reading

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Fashion and war: iD Emerging Designers, April 2015

The timing of this year’s symposium allowed many of those who came down for it to get to one or more iD Fashion Week events, for many of us starting with Emerging Designers. Here’s Elaine Webster’s report, pictures courtesy of … Continue reading

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Vintage Wedding Fair coming soon to Auckland!

VINTAGE WEDDING FAIR From the people that bring you the Vintage Textile Fair…….. Announcing the inaugural Vintage Wedding Fair. This will be held at Alexandra Park Raceway on Sunday, March 29 in Greenlane, Auckland. There will be a lovely cross-section of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Dresses DVD

Forgotten Dresses now available on DVD Forgotten dresses is the story of the volunteers known as ‘the Textile Ladies’ and their work to preserve and catalogue a collection of 19th Century clothing that lay packed in the attics of Howick … Continue reading

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A treat for Japanese textile lovers!

This afternoon I spent two blissful hours looking through racks of the most wonderfully varied vintage kimono, shelves of rolls of old kimono fabric and bins of remnants of vintage Japanese textiles reflecting a variety of techniques, some a century old. If you … Continue reading

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A treat for tribal textile lovers in Auckland – THIS WEEKEND!

TRIBAL & TRIBAL       Hand-looms, applique, tie-dye, stitch-resist, block-print, ikat, batik, embroidery, wax cloth, running stitch, patchwork, beadwork, indigo, etc. Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 11F Joan Street, Point Chevalier … Continue reading

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