Among many wonderful and inspiring papers being presented on Saturday 27th April 2013 from 2-8pm at The Geometrics Exhibition & Symposium is Alexandra Gerstein’s paper The Free Geometry of Omega Workshops Textiles, 1913-1919. Book here and see you there!
Slow Textiles Group members were interviewed about their vision and promotion of the cultural shift in re-animating making, revitalising education, sharing and upskilling collectively, relational working methods and their positive health and entrepreneurial effects.
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 for the colourist and structuralist. In this painting by Serusier, for instance, we can see the potential for the printer, embroiderer, weaver and knitter.
There is a decorative maximalism that could be transformed in a multiplicity of ways for fashion and interiors.