02 Textiles

"Stitch at the Archive "
at the
Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree

Warner and Sons, Textile manufacturers, moved from Spitalfields London to Braintree in 1895. The Warner Textile Archive is a unique record of the history of textile manufacture and design since the 18th century and includes every example of woven and printed fabric produced by Warner and sons as well as examples produced by other companies.  Also housed within the archive is an extensive collection of original artwork by leading designers and major artists who were commissioned by Warner to produce fabric designs for palaces, stately homes, liners, hotels as well as ordinary homes.

It also holds temporary exhibitions by local artists and displays of general interest. The recent exhibition "Stitch at the Archive" was an innovative textile exhibition by members of the Embroiderers Guild displaying works inspired by designs at the Archive.
OTT created a group work inspired by a material with a design of pots, which could be seen at the entrance to the exhibition. Some members of the group also exhibited their own pieces as part of the exhibition and in the shop.

The exhibition ran from the 1st September to the 3rd  November, 2007. It is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location of the Exhibition

Please click on the Photo below to see some more detailed images of the exhibit


OTT exhibit at the Warner Archive