Future Meetings and Events

Middleton collection Study Day 2
Saturday 14 October 2017 11am - 3.30pm

Middleton collection of sixteenth century textiles and surface decoration workshop

Newstead Abbey, Nottingham

A rare opportunity to view the Middleton collection of sixteenth and early seventeenth century textiles in the impressive setting of Newstead Abbey, a former Augustian priory and ancestral home of Lord Byron. The morning will be spent looking at the textiles with Judith Edgar, curator of Costume and Textiles at Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.

In the afternoon Ninya Mikhaila will demonstrate sixteenth century surface decoration techniques including pinking, slashing and hot printing. Participants will then have the opportunity to try the techniques for themselves on samples which can then be taken home.

The event is limited to 20 people and the cost is £35 per person for members and £40 for non-members. Refreshments and a light buffet lunch are included in the ticket price. Transport from Nottingham train station and back again at the end of the day will be available.


Next meeting

Annual General Meeting, 3rd of June 2017. The theme is “Grand Occasions”

The conference will be held in London and the Society is in discussion with an exciting new venue. It is likely that the numbers will be limited and early booking is recommended. Tickets will cost £35 for members or £40 for non-members if purchased before March 31 2017. (Internet booking available here soon) After this date tickets will cost £45 for everyone. Ticket prices include refreshments and a buffet lunch. Please note the cancellation policy below.

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Left: Detail of an early tenth-century stole from the relics of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral. Reproduced by kind permission of the Chapter of Durham Cathedral.

Forthcoming proposed topics

• Interior Textiles: Drapes, Floor Coverings, Bedding & Upholstery.

Cancellation policy: A full refund of a booking made for a MEDATS event will be given if a cancellation is made 30 days or more before the event. Refunds for cancellations made at shorter notice will be given on a discretionary basis dependant on whether the ticket can be resold or not.