Silk Unravelled is a multidisciplinary event that explores exciting perspectives on the fascinating material that is silk: from insect to fibre, scientific innovation to theory, history to heritage, craftsmanship to industry, local to global production.
Keynote speakers Helen Wang, ‘Silk as a Currency’
Curator of East Asian Money Coins and Banknotes of East Asia, British Museum
Dr. Brenda King, ‘Taming the Wild: Thomas Wardle’s Pioneering Research into the Wild Silks of India’
Textile Historian, Chair of the Textile Society
Screening of the documentary film Silk River
Q&A with the film director Steve Shaw