'Before the Zip' – The invisible history of textiles and their makers

Graham Harrison


Organisation:
Sun Jester
Region:
England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £75 plus travel @ 35p per mile up to 30 miles from Aylesbury
Category:
History
Updated:
6th October 2020
Tagged:
History | Clothes | Textiles | Society

All Sun Jester's talks and entertainments aim to enlighten, divert and amuse audiences of all sizes and ages.

Clothes, what would we do without them? On the other hand, we tend to take them for granted, easily available, cheap and disposable. This talk re-introduces the 'invisible history' of textiles from thread and weaving, to decoration and the clothes and fastenings of our ancestors in the near and far past. Along the way we will get insight into the invisible makers and why thread and cloth has been so important to world history.

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About Graham Harrison

Sun Jester is a family business that offer a range of informal talks and entertainments for groups of all interests including after dinner entertainments. With a usual duration of 45–60 minutes, they can be adapted to suit requirements.

We have been working in the field of Heritage Education for over 25 years.

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