Textiles have an incredible power to talk to us, if we can hear them. They comfort and console us, create memories, define who we are and what we might believe in. Textiles are a detective story you can hold. Haptic and Hue’s Tales of Textiles, hosted by handweaver, Jo Andrews, are an invitation to explore a world of colour and touch.


The third series of Haptic and Hue’s Tales of Textiles is here. This series is called The Chatter of Cloth, and each of the eight episodes takes a single cloth as its starting point and unravels its story from there. These fabrics tell of political events, great empires and kingdoms, long journeys of discovery, and stories of family and community.


If you would like to sign up for news and links to the podcasts as they are released, and for a chance to win the gifts we give away with each episode, please use the form at the foot of this page. If you are interested in the books that relate to each episode, or just the best books about textiles, you can find them in our new Haptic & Hue Bookshop – perfect for birthdays and celebrations! The piece on Haberdashery and why it’s important to us – along with a list of the world’s best-remaining haberdasheries, is on Vocal at

Images from Haptic and Hue’s first podcast series – Tales of Textiles


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