Over the past few months I’ve taken part in a Hand Embroidery course. One of it’s aims is to encourage stitchers to expand their textile horizons for inspiration. I love any excuse for a day out especially when it revolves around textiles. So I formulated a plan for an indulgent day along the Silk Route.
Essex and Suffolk have a long standing history in the Silk industry. Consequently my route took in two Silk Mill Shops in Sudbury in addition to the silk textile archive in Braintree.
Warner Textile Archive
First in the itinerary was a visit to the Warner Textile Archive in Braintree, Essex.
It was a real eye opener, containing beautiful colourful samples dating back hundreds of years.