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STRIPES: an exploration into the history of the stripe
10th September 2022 @ 10:30 am - 6th November 2022 @ 5:00 pmFree with Mill admission
An exploration into stripes, a pattern synonymous with Whitchurch Silk.
A striking pattern that can highlight or censor, distinguish or unite, this exhibition will investigate the creation, history, and use of stripes since the invention of textile production. Drawing from the Mill’s own extensive archive of silks and enhanced through loaned objects from collaborators, visitors will glimpse the infinite number of possible colours, forms, and applications of the stripe.
From once being the mark of the devil to what is now an iconic print of high fashion, we hope you will discover that this familiar pattern, unlike a tiger, really can change its stripes!