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.


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Short of good books on textiles, or an excellent present for a friend? Haptic and Hue now has its own online bookshop for listeners in the UK and the US. All the best textile books in one place with a specially selected list of the best reads of 2021 – chosen by listeners. Here’s the link for Good Gifts 2021 for UK listeners, and here’s the link for Good Gifts 2021 for US Listeners. Each purchase supports the podcast at no extra cost to you.

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


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