Thursday 16th November at 8.30 at Egypt Mill, Nailsworth.

This is a free talk to all members of the Trust and the public and is preceded by the Trust’s AGM.

The Principal of the Royal School of Needlework, Susan Kay Williams,  is telling the Story of Red, a history of red dyes in Europe. This free talk to the Stroudwater Textile Trust promises to be wide-ranging and fascinating. If an archaeological dig finds any fragments of textile it is more likely to be red than any of other colour. Red has been made from plants, insects and even tree heartwood, the red dye has named a month and a country, red has meant power and wealth, essential for the military and was explicitly chosen by Pope Paul II for Cardinals. The story of red gives an unusual insight into everything from social climbing to world trade. All are welcome,  please contact 01453 766273 or imack@btopenworld.com for details.