The Warp and the Weft

October 24, 2009

More Fair Trade events at the Oxford Botanical Gardens coming up….

The Warp and the Weft

A series of events promoting ethical and Fairtrade fibres and clothes, organised in partnership between students from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Trading for Development, a local, ethical fashion business. The events celebrate International Year of Natural Fibres, 2009 and to raise awareness of Fairtrade and ethical fashions options.

The partnership has organised a series of events during Oct & Nov 2009 including an exhibition of fibre-inspired artworks. A plant fibre trail around the Garden, a family-friendly fibre afternoon and a final, celebratory knit-off open to everyone!

Monday 26th October – Sunday 8th November

The Warp and Weft family fibre afternoon

Use dyes from garden plants to make some groovy tie-dyes and try your hand at weaving with various fibres.

Wednesday 28th October, 1.00pm–4.00pm

The Warp and Weft Knit-Off

Join us for a fun, freeform knit off. Bring your own projects, or learn to finger-knit, plait and card weave.

Saturday 7th November, 1.00pm–4.00pm


Knitting and Weaving Global Networks: Fabulous Fair Trade Natural Fibres

October 14, 2009
For National Knitting Week, Oxford’s own Judith Condor-Vidal will be running a series of special events at the Oxford University Botanical Gardens. Read on to find out more…
Knitting and Weaving Global Networks:
Fabulous Fair Trade Natural Fibres

Date of Event:- 17 & 18 October

Time of Event:- 2-5pm

Run by:- Judith Condor-Vidal, member of the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition

Place of Event:- OXFORD UNIVERSITY,BOTANIC GARDEN ROSE LANE There is an entrance fee £3 to the gardens – the event is free.

Tel No of Place:- 01865 286690

Tel No Before Event:- 01865 558114

Email for Event:-;

Aim for Event:- 2009 is UN Natural Fibres Year Come and celebrate! Exhibition of Fair Trade Natural Fibres (wool, alpaca, silk, organic cotton,…) and work by producers affiliated to WFTO, World Fair Trade Organisation. Bring your knitting needles, be inspired, send messages, patterns. Learn&share dreams! HAVE FUN