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Weaving Voices – Back Home & Reimagined

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free - £5.00

SDC Textile Collection – Back Home and Reimagined

A chance to look through some of the SDC Textile Collection that has been brought back together having been on a 20 year journey to find a home. The collection has many wonderful stories associated with the objects and this provides one of the first opportunities to hear some of these.

This is a hands on informal talk with a limited number of attendees, so you will be given plenty of chance to explore and ask questions with Andrew and see some of the SDC collection up close! The format will be a 1hr talk by Andrew followed by the opportunity to visit the rest of the Archive yourself as part of the event.

We strive to be as accessible and inclusive as possible, and thanks to National Lottery Heritage Funding, not only are all tickets subsidised, but also, this event will be BSL interpreted as well as being able to offer a limited number of free Accessibility & Inclusivity tickets to Deaf and disabled customers, and also to students.


About Andrew

Andrew Filarowski CCol ASDC is Technical Director and Deputy Chief Executive SDC

Andrew Filarowski completed his BSc (Hons) in Textile Chemistry at Leeds University, School of Textiles. He worked for various dye and chemical companies starting in laboratories and progressing through roles to carry out customer evaluations and finally working in sales with responsibilities not just in the UK but in mainland Europe.

In his current role as Technical director of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) Andrew has been invited to speak at international conferences on topics ranging from colour fastness testing, environmental concerns in textile processing and dyestuff manufacture and of course education. He has been instrumental in developing courses for the industry in colour management and colour fastness and dyeing which have been delivered globally to retailers/ brands and manufacturers and he works closely with many Universities in encouraging technical knowledge within students. He is a member of numerous textile standard committees. He is on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Textile Design, Research and Practice.

He has advised and consulted with many of the associations involved in raising the environmental issues and providing solutions to industry and is a keen supporter of education as a means of providing a cleaner industry tomorrow.


The venue of the talk (the Bobbin Room & Archive) has flat access into the building, and a short ramp in one area. The building also has accessible toilet facilities. Thanks to National Lottery Heritage Funding, this talk will be BSL interpreted.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please email [email protected].

Free parking available on site.

Talk terms and booking conditions

Event bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel this event for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


April 27
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free - £5.00
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Sunny Bank Mills Archive
Water Lane
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom