Programme 2023

Amber Butchart – Cloth Cultures: Stories of Movement, Migration and Making

In the beautiful Arts & Crafts interior of a former mill owner’s house, Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, fashion historian Amber Butchart presented an exhibition with pieces chosen from the Gawthorpe Textile Collection.

Through four fabrics – wool, linen, cotton and silk – this show, including a series of podcasts and related events both online and offline, explored the threads of imperialism, telling a myriad of stories of movement, migration and making through cloth. 

You can view much of the content in the digital exhibition here.

Listen to the Podcasts here

View the digital exhibition here