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Manchester Antique Textile Fair

Date: April 30, 2017 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Manchester Antique Textile Fair, Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE


  • A firm favourite for dealers and discerning collectors, the Textile Society’s Manchester Antique Textile Fair takes place on Sunday 30th April.

    This year’s show is set to be special because it is their 25th Antique Textile Fair in Manchester and they will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lucienne Day.

    Renowned textile designer Lucienne Day was the Textile Society’s first president, who whilst presiding for 10 years, created the prestigious Lucienne Day Award for innovative textile design.

    There will be over 80 exhibitors showcasing everything fabric – stunning antique textiles, clothes and haberdashery from around the world.

    Located at the Armitage Centre on the University of Manchester’s campus; the venue is accessible via train, tram, bus or road, offers free parking, disabled access and on-site organic catering.

    For more information, please visit the Textile Society website

    Tickets (per person): Trade: £20.00 (before 8:30am) and £10.00 (before 10:00am).

    Tickets (per person): Visitors: £6.00 and £4.00 for concessions (10:00am onwards).

    Event organiser: Debra Roberts – email:

    Right Sides Together

    Always on the lookout for exciting creative talent to encourage and nurture, the Textile Society is keen to connect with their ‘right side’.

    Graduate Rachel Howarth was spotted while exhibiting her inventive textile designs at the ‘New Designers’ event in London and selected from over a 1,000 design graduates to receive the Society’s 2014 Lucienne Day Innovative Textile Design Award.

    As a past Lucienne Day award winner, Rachel has been invited to come along to the Society’s 25th Antique Textile fair.

    Paula Day, Lucienne’s daughter will be there too and would love to meet other past winners of her mother’s prestigious award.

    Have you previously won this award? If you have, we would love you to join us in Manchester.

    Please get in touch by emailing Lynn Broster at

Society of Dyers and Colourists

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