Throughout the Cloth Cultures podcasts and associated exhibition, fashion historian Amber Butchart explores movement, migration and making through cloth, speaking to artists, historians, makers, and scientists to shed light on our textile history.

Look out for the Cloth Cultures exhibition on throughout the Biennial at The Haworth Art Gallery Accrington.

Cloth Cultures Ep 1 – Silk 1

Featuring Rachel Midgeley, Curator at The Gawthorpe Textile Collection and Design Historian Sarah Cheang

Cloth Cultures Ep 2 – Silk 2

Featuring Biologist and writer Arathi Prasad and Physician and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Paul Blanc.

Cloth Cultures Ep 3 – Linen 1

Featuring Dr Anna Garnett, Curator for the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology and Fiona McKelvie of McBurney and Black, specialists in Irish Linen.

Cloth Cultures Ep 4 – Linen 2

Featuring Alison Toplis, research fellow at Wolverhampton University and author of The Hidden History of the Smock Frock and Justine Aldersey-Williams from North West England Fibre Shed and collaborator in the Homegrown/Homespun project.

Cloth Cultures Ep 5 – Wool 1

Featuring writer and knitter Esther Rutter and Textile Artist Raisa Kabir.

Cloth Cultures Ep 6 – Wool 2

Featuring  Sally Tuckett, Lecturer in Dress and Textile Histories at University of Glasgow and Teleica Kirkland, Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and founder, primary researcher, Founder and Creative Director for the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora.

Cloth Cultures Ep 7 – Cotton 1

Featuring Gillian Berry, Manager at The Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington and artist and Professor of Contemporary Art, Lubaina Himid.

Cloth Cultures Ep 8 – Cotton 2

Featuring Bharti Parmar, Artist and Academic and Tiwirayi Ndoro Fashion Photographer and Stylist.