Cathedral To Host Flagship Textile Study Day In Spring


Craft lovers are invited to sign up for a unique learning experience when Guildford Cathedral runs its very first Textile Study Day.

The classic art deco backdrop of the grade II* listed Cathedral will be the setting for an in-depth look at the influences on the carpets, kneelers and other soft furnishings and hangings which were inspired and managed by the wife of the Cathedral Architect Sir Edward Maufe.

Prudence Maufe, a Director at Heals in the 1950s and 1960s, had a distinctive approach to furnishing a 20th Century cathedral, inspired by the spare elegance of the Scandinavian style.

The study day this spring will bring together textile specialists and art historians in a day of talks, workshops and exhibitions looking at how the Cathedral was decorated in such a distinctive style.

The Cathedral is already home to the Guildford branch of NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, who are pictured here in one of their fortnightly meetings maintaining the Cathedral Vestments.

More information will follow shortly on the Guildford Cathedral website and facebook pages


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