It's great news that next year in 2019 Sudbury will have a new Silk Festival happening on Saturday 7th September to coincide with Heritage Open Weekend.
Ruth is pleased to be helping with the co-ordination of the festival.
Events include displays by silk mills, silk weaving history and memorabilia, weaving and dyeing demonstations, stands by contemporary textiles artists, a textiles supplies stand, a film and weaving workshops in St Peter's Church. Specialist talks on silk, textiles and literature connected with the silk industry, its Huguenot originals and links with Spitalfields will take place in the Town Hall. There will also be silk walks and architectural silk heritage walks looking at weavers cottages, merchants houses, sites of silk mills and the current silk mills around the town.