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Fibre to Fabric: Ulster University Seminar

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Introducing the “Fibre to Fabric” Project: Ulster University Seminar!

Join researchers Alison Gault and Anna Duffy, and guest speaker Mario Sierra for an interactive seminar on the innovative project aiming to restore Northern Ireland’s textile heritage.

The “Fibre to Fabric” project focuses on promoting a green and sustainable future, where innovation meets tradition and tradition informs innovation. Our mission is to restore vintage flax processing and spinning equipment, to create a sustainable circular supply chain, here in Ireland.

Mario Sierra, the Creative Director of Mourne Textiles, will tell the story behind the project and share the vision for preserving and reviving the exceptional heritage of Northern Ireland’s textile industry. Alison and Anna will discuss the impact of the project on the industry and community and the importance of sustainability within the sector.

The seminar includes an interactive element where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and learn about the project’s heritage restoration and sustainability efforts firsthand. Gain insight into the “Fibre to Fabric” project and how it aims to contribute to the sustainable future of the textile industry in Ireland.

Come along for an inspiring morning, exploring Northern Ireland’s shared history through textiles, and learn about the potential for a green and sustainable future through innovation and tradition. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to engage with industry experts and become part of the movement to restore Northern Ireland’s textile heritage.


Where is it taking place?

Ulster University
York St
BT15 1ED


Disability access and toilets available

When is it taking place?

Wednesday 16th August

Price and do you need to book?

Free, booking required. Book here.

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Additional information:

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.



All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Alison Gault, Anna Duffy, Mario Sierra

Starts: Wed 16 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Wed 16 Aug at 12:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making, and More

Event Location: Belfast City

Event Type: Maker Talk

Price: Free