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18 Jun

Weaving Futures: in conversation with our Heritage Silk Weavers

Join us for an insightful conversation about the endangered craft of silk weaving at Whitchurch Silk Mill, and meet the passionate Silk Weavers who are keeping it alive.

Shannon Bye, Heritage Weaving Manager and Be Agnew, Trainee Weaver Tackler, will share their stories with Steve Owens, Ambassador at the Mill. They will reveal what drives them to preserve this tradition. They’ll also discuss the challenges of keeping this craft alive, including the diminishing skill base, supply chain, and customers. They’ll explain how the Mill is playing a vital role in preserving this craft and how it can provide a valuable resource for the next generation of makers.

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the potential of these skills to offer new commercial opportunities for the Mill. By raising awareness of this dying craft, we can preserve a piece of history for future generations and support these local artisans.

Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking talk, part of our ‘Weaving Futures’ programming celebrating the craft of silk weaving at Whitchurch Silk Mill. After the discussion, Shannon and Be will be available for short tours of the Weaving Shed.

The Mill, Shop, Café and Weaver’s Arms pop-up Pub open until 8:30pm

In aid of Living Weaving Heritage at the Mill.
Registered Charity (No. 900621)
All tickets must be booked in advance.

Event Type

  • Date 18-06-2024
  • time6:30 until 7:30
  • Suitable for
  • Ticket price £25 per person
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