Dry old textile show

I grabbed the free Eventbrite tickets for friends and myself ages ago as I love textiles en masse. I really do. We went under the RAGWORKS banner as it’s a trade fair and reached The Design Centre in the Angel Islington trying not to be seen by members of The Stuart Low Trust,  to which we all belong too, who were gathering along by the station to begin their tour of The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. I didn’t want to roast in the Park so opted out. As a past Gamesmaker I knew the open-ness of the Park and there being no canopy. By 10 am it felt like 30 degrees.

Past the security guards and into the Design Centre  were stands galore, a visibly large proportion of Turkish textile manufacturers , a few Portugese stands and a Latvian one and the friendliest of all the bunch was the Donegal tweed table with a young lass greeting us.  Not really being in the so-called trade I imagined roll upon roll of material a la “Are You Being Served?”, and at least a few African and Indian material stands.  No It was nothing like Green Street in East Ham. It was staid, darkly-coloured in the main, and full of racks of guarded swatches. Absolutely nothing stood out. Dry old textile show.


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