This summer we are very proud to have celebrated the publication of two new C&TA books - each very different but both outstanding examples of their genre.
Our authors were signing copies at the Worstead Festival at the end of July.
Dr Michael Nix has produced the first exhaustive history of the Norwich textile industry, a must-have book for academics and enthusiasts alike, whilst Stephen Worth's stunning colouring book brings to life the fashion for Norwich shawls in the nineteenth century in a delightful book full of lovely images and fascinating facts that will appeal to all ages.
They were joined by Helen Hoyte CBE whose beautiful illustrations and expert knowledge of Norwich Shawls and the Strangers - textile workers in Elizabethan times - are celebrated in her two books.
It was a great day celebrating Norfolk's textile heritage in the grand medieval church in Worstead built from the proceeds of the medieval wool and weaving trade and in the good company of the Worstead Weavers, spinners and dyers who are keeping those ancient skills alive.
Caroline Whiting is a trustee of C&TA, an art historian and guide at Norwich's Norman Cathedral who is passionate about textiles as an art form, from medieval to modern.