Talks & Seminars

Finding the Thread: Exeter’s Georgian Carpet & Cloth Industries

Join His­to­ri­an Todd Gray for an illus­trat­ed lec­ture reveal­ing the eco­nom­ic vital­i­ty of an indus­try on which the city’s econ­o­my was built.

Woollen cloth was Exeter's principal export for more than five centuries but it survived only through continual skill, enterprise and ingenuity. The surprising discovery of a collection of more than two thousand samples of Exeter cloth allows us a window into the world of Georgian cloth-making.
Research Textiles