STRAW WEAVE!

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Geometric Patchwork Pictures

Check out the next The Geometrics workshop, GEOMETRIC PATCHWORK PICTURES, with artist Emma Neuberg on Saturday 12th March 2016 at 1.30pm (GMT) at Textiles Hub London. If you’re a member it’s half price, of course! Check it out here!

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VOGUE CELEBRATES 100

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SCANDI EMBROIDERED PRINTS

Workshop on Saturday 19th March 2016 at 1.30pm (GMT). BOOK HERE!

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FOUNDATION OF TEXTILES HUB LONDON

What happens when a group of Royal College of Art Textile graduates house their vision under one roof and open it to the public? Find out at || TEXTILES HUB LONDON SOFT LAUNCH PARTY || 7th December 2013,  7 – 10pm at SLOWstudio!  

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What Is It About Textiles?

The textiles industry and its industrial legacy is central to the Industrial Revolution and capitalist dynamics expressed through cloth.  We invite textile researchers to write a history of the industrial legacy of the textiles industry from the eighteenth century to today.  Please contact us if this is something you’re interested in participating in. There is…

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MODERNISM IN 4th CENTURY TEXTILES

Linen and wool tapestry, detail, third to fourth century AD, Egypt. Linen and wool tapestry, detail, fourth to fifth century AD, Egypt. Linen and wool tapestry, detail, fifth to sixth century AD, Egypt.   Lunar Deity, wool embroidery on linen, detail, third to fourth century AD, Egypt. For more information on these extrordinarily modern-looking Egyptian…

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Plus ça change

Summer Sales,digital surface pattern inspired by Horace Taylor’s 1926 poster,Emma Neuberg, 2011.Horace Taylor,  The Electric Railway Company,London, 1926This is British designer, Horace Taylor‘s poster (animated by Emma Neuberg) encouraging women in the suburbs to get into town via the London Underground and “buy British”! Taking a closer look at the ladies’ hats (especially the one on…

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A GREAT BRITISH FLORAL PRINT MOMENT

Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011.     Holly Fowler, 2011. We’re having a flora and fauna escapist day celebrating some of the wondrous digital prints coming from British designers in 2011. Building upon a tradition of floral regalia, all these Central Saint Martins’ graduates are breaking…

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Postmodernism (Digital) Style and Subversion

Jean-Paul Goude styles Grace Jones, front over of PHOTO, France, c.1981. Slow Textiles and Make It Digital join forces to create  The People’s Print and we are delighted to announce that as such we will be attending the Postmodernism ball in celebration of our latest textile design course at the V&A, London.

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Flash View! New Work for Animated Textiles

Repetitive Triangles II,Emma Neuberg, animated silkscreen print and plastic on paper, 2011.Emma Neuberg develops ideas for the next Slow Textiles workshop (taking place at the V&A in September and October). These mark an experimental phase inspired by bringing Italian design house, Memphis, into the digital age.The initial objective is to bring slow hand processes together with digital crafting…

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Japanese Floral Prints at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Decorative Paper With Design of Chrysanthemums, artist unknown, 19th century, Japan.  The great popularity of chrysanthemums in eighteenth century Japan led to the cultivation of many different varieties. As a Japanese floral print lover, we thought you’d be interested in  this wonderful exhibition taking place in Boston, USA, dedicated to the oeuvre: Flowers and Festivals…

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PEOPLE AS FABRIC

  These extraordinary images show the performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in China in 2008.   Although designed to be creative spectacle for visual and televisual impact, they point to a political and philosophical paradigm; one that we often feel but do not see in the West.  Statisticians sometimes show us…

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NEW #FASHIONautobiography ON SOCIAL MEDIA

An invitation to add to a growing collection of material stories.  Inspired by Charles Darwin’s nephew, George Darwin’s 1872 paper “Development in Dress”, this online collection is part of a research project to create “biographies in dress” where clothes are read as biographies of gender, social climate, biological development, geographic location, personal change and cultural…

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Nabis Inspiration for Textile Designers

Le Talisman, 1888. by Paul Serusier (1864-1927) The Nabis saw their work as a bold new interpretation of their world rather than a revolution against tradition. This bold new interpretation included all over graphic decoration, textile-like ornamental colour and composition and a visceral glow on canvas.   For the textile designer, The Nabis hold enormous inspiration both…

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