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Silk has long captured the imagination of peoples across the globe, inspiring creativity in the making of luxurious textiles. This short course explores tradition and innovation across the history and geography of silk production, celebrating the ingenuity and skill of designers and makers.
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Jennifer Wearden was Senior Curator of Textiles in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department until 2005. With experience of the textile industry in Lancashire and 28 years working with the textile collections in the V&A, she has also written several popular V&A books including Iranian Textiles and Dress in Detail from around the World.
Great to wake up on a miserably grey morning, and know that I have a day of delights due to come from Jennifer. Autumn 2020 Academy Online Student
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14 January 2022 - 18 February 2022
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