COLOURS TO DYE FOR

A brief look at the history of dyeing and its cultural significance followed by examples of vintage artisan textiles including stitched  indigo and Japanese kimono silk. A very tactile talk

A HEAD FOR HATS

Headwear across time and culture and its evolution into the modern fashion hat with examples of my own handmade millinery

OPENING THE KIMONO

A brief look at the background to this beautiful and evocative garment with lovely examples of vintage and antique silk kimono, obi and accessories

HIDDEN WORLD OF THE GEISHA

Unlocking some of the mysteries of the geisha world, its historical and cultural background, and the role of the geisha in modern Japan

TEXTILE TALKS