Our fabulous member models at the Forum for Heritage Open Weekend 8.9.17
2 fashion shows were held and all tickets were snapped up
Successful applicants for the Geoffrey Squire Memorial Bursary;
Dr Michael Nix and Aviva Leigh.
Full details opposite and on the
Members enjoying being Costume Detectives for a day
Studying some Victorian garments from the C&TA Resource Collection
Please note we have a new event on our events page;
Corsets; Agony and Ecstasy
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Your copy of the 2017 Miscellany has been posted and should be with you shortly,
please let us know if you do not receive your copy.
In 2016 it was decided to offer a Bursary in 2017 in memory of Geoffrey Squire to further research into costume or textiles. Several applications were received. These were considered and interviews took place with Vanessa Trevelyan in the chair, supported by Jenny Daniels and Helen Hoyte MBE. Joy Evitt, Chair of the C&TA was invited as an observer.
Geoffrey Squire Memorial Bursary
Decisions were made and approved by the C&TA Committee.
On Saturday 15th July the Costume and Textile Association were delighted to present Michael Nix and Aviva Leigh with Bursaries.
Vanessa Trevelyan, President of the C&TA made the presentations.
The first award went to Michael Nix who is doing some incredible research
related to the export of Norwich Textiles in the 1700s when the industry
was at its most successful.
He is to visit the Bibliothéque Forney in Paris to Study the Moccafy Manuscripts. Moccafy, a Piedmont merchant, toured and kept notes on a large number of manufacturers throughout Europe in the hope of imitating them in Piedmont!
This should give us a greater knowledge of Norwich’s Global Trade in Textiles
and will form part of a planned Dictionary of Norwich Textiles.
The second award went to Aviva Leigh and Michael Nix who will work together
on a technical analysis of the fabric swatches in the early Norwich Pattern Books
and then to reconstruct up to 4 of the patterns.
This should give us a greater understanding of the methods used to produce
‘Norwich Stuffs’ and give us a greater sense of how the pieces would
have appeared and felt.
Both parts of the project will contribute to the planned Dictionary of Norwich Textiles.
Dr Michael Nix, Jenny Daniels, Vanessa Trevelyan, Aviva Leigh, Helen Hoyte MBE