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Velvet: 400 years
Fri 24 March 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT
Traditionally velvet remained a textile for the elite until the 20th century. Luxurious and labour intensive it decorated stately homes, castles and royalty. Discover more about this beautiful fabric, from it's early beginnings and techniques to design and production. With a focus on the 17th century to mid 20th century, find out how industry developments shaped fashion followed by an exclusive opportunity to study samples of the original fabrics from these periods.
Day includes: talk and two study sessions with original textiles
Light refreshments provided