Haptic & Hue


Haptic & Hue explores the way in which cloth speaks to us and the impact it has on our lives. It looks at how fabric traditions have grown up and the innovations that underpin its creation. It thinks about the skills that go into making it and what it means to the people who make it and use it. It looks at the different light textiles cast on the story of humanity.


┬áHaptic & Hue’s third series, The Chatter of Cloth has just started. The first full episode was published on September 9th, there will be new episodes every two weeks until the end of the year. Sign up to the mailing list to get the podcast directly in your inbox and to have a chance of winning the gifts I give away with each episode. The form is at the foot of the Listen page


Haptic & Hue now has its own bookshop for UK listeners with all the best books about textiles in one place, including the books that I recommend for further reading in the show notes for each episode. And the long piece, I wrote about Haberdasheries and why they are important can be found here:


All Haptic & Hue’s previous podcasts are safely stored on the Listen page of this website. Series 1 can be found here, and Series 2 here. Find out how textiles help us sorrow for people we have lost, how they give us comfort and warmth, and how they bring back memories. Discover the brilliant textile designers of the 1950s and 60s, listen to the story of the first black textile designer of international standing, and find out why Pandora dolls have mattered to fashion for thousands of years.



Haptic, definition: communicating through touch.

Hue, definition: a colour and its shades.