Scottish World Textile Day Sat 13th & Sun 14th June 2020

The Nomads Tent has, for several years, enjoyed taking part in the World Textile Day event in Bridge of Allan, Scotland. This year the 8th annual Scottish World Textile Day will be hosted online Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June in a creative response to the Covid-19 restrictions. 5 World Textile Day traders will be selling their textile collections on their respective websites.

A discount of 10% is being offered by all the textile traders taking part this year. Please add the promotional code SCOTLAND2020 at the checkout. This code can only be used on Sat 13th and Sun 14th June.

The 5 following traders will be taking part;

The Nomads Tent

For many years Andrew has traveled the bazaars of India, Iran, Turkey and points East to bring you a wonderful selection of ethically sourced textiles, rugs and kilims as well as furniture, and homewares. Chose from a selection of rare, vintage and modern textiles, rugs and kilims during the online World Textile Day event and enjoy 10% off the total price. We are offering free UK delivery for rugs and kilims.

The African Fabric shop

Magie and Bob Relph from the African Fabric Shop.  A specialist fair trade dealer in all types of  African fabrics, textiles and beads. Magie is also a textile artist, quilter, teacher and author of African Wax Print: A Textile Journey.
During the two day World Textile Day event Magie and Bob have a super selection of textiles, bologa baskets and sewing kits available with 10% off before shipping costs.

Textile Traders

Diane and Stephen Gaffney specialise in textiles from Indonesia and Thailand, their World Textile Day offer features a fabulous selection of fabrics, batik, printing equipment and unique textiles included in the 10% discount.

Susan Briscoe

Susan Briscoe,  designer and textile artist, author of several books and textile teacher is a specialist on Japanese fabrics. Available to buy during World Textile Day is a selection of vintage Japanese fabrics and a wide range of sashiko and kogin threads and materials. Enjoy a 10% discount before shipping costs.

Gilly Thomson

Gilly Thomson is offering you a super collection of traditional Kekfeston Hungarian textiles available to buy online during World Textile Day with 10% discount off the total price before shipping costs. These lovely hand-printed blue and white 100% cotton fabrics are perfect for patchwork and quilting.

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