1200 Textile Designers Graduate in the UK this Week

Cambodian textile workers took to the streets to protest their low wages on 1st May 2013 and some of them were fired by Nike within a month.   Last month Cambodian textile workers took to the streets for their May Day demonstrations on work, pay and conditions.  One of them is seen here holding up…

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Garment Factory in Flames on May 8th 2013

Worker looks through Atmosphere (PRIMARK) and Cedarwood State stock at the Tung Hai sweater factory, Bangladesh, on May 9th 2013. On May 8th another garment factory went up in flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fortunately, the fire broke out in the middle of the night so that garment workers were not there. However, a meeting was…

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New Social Textiles – Interpsychic Effects Made Visible!

The Slow Textiles Group is delighted to announce the start of the first interpsychic, participatory textile design ever created. It began in situ at Kingsate Gallery London on 19th April 2013 at The Geometrics Opening Event! Conceived by Geraldine Peclard and Dr Emma Neuberg it introduces group analytic language to textiles practice. Come see the…

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In Celebration of the Slow Textiles Group’s First Exhibition STG Members Soon to Have to Access Unique Research & Inspiration Pages!

In celebration of the first STG exhibition THE GEOMETRICS, Slow Textiles Group members will soon be able to access unique Research & Inspiration pages filled with theoretical references and links to enrich the learning, creating and teaching experience. This will be a fabulous new resource to make personal and professional creative life easy and adjoin the…

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ALEXANDRA GERSTEIN PRESENTS ‘THE FREE GEOMETRY OF OMEGA WORKSHOPS TEXTILES 1913-1919’

We’re delighted to announce that Alexandra Gerstein, curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Courtauld Gallery, London, is presenting an exclusive paper to the Slow Textiles Group on 27th April 2013. As curator of Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913 – 19, one of her specialisms is the Omega Workshops, twentieth century…

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Slow Design School Celebrates an Exciting First Year!

Click to read. The Slow Design School has had an amazing first year!  The breadth and depth of work undertaken is exemplary with funding applications, publication and PhD candidacy now underway.  Watch this space for details of our exciting graduate projects from Zoe Burt’s Grow Your Own Fashion to Sarah Marais’s Making & Flourishing:  Crafts Practice as a Means…

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The Geometrics’ Diamond Patchwork Workshop!

Click to read.   Pop Art Geo by The People’s Print.  (available July 2013)

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CRAFT AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS – What are the Implications of Craft and Neurological Affect for 2113?

  What are the implications of craft and neurological affect for 2113?     This  Saturday’s STG seminar theme for Research, Skills Development and Discussion all focussed on textiles.  Details and booking   here.

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STG Members Ready for Christopher Kane AW2013!

 Thank you to our fab Roger Vivier couture tutor, Eline le Callennec,  for teaching Saturday’s workshop in how to create Christopher Kane’s catwalk look for Autumn/Fall/Winter 2013 with couture couching and more. As always, we’re ahead of the game with our Skills Development Training and uber-talented members and tutors! Next date for Skills Development Training is August 3rd 2013…

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SURFACE Show at Chelsea FutureSpace

Rose, silk, detail, Emma Neuberg, 2012. We’re delighted to announce that silk triptychs created by STG founder, Emma Neuberg, whilst Artist in Residence (AA2A) at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, are selected for an exciting new exhibition exploring surface, texture, semiotics and meaning taking place February 13th to April 14th 2013 at Chelsea…

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Pua Kumba Weaving in Marik Empang!

                                                                                                            Photo: Neuberg…

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MEET US AT LONDON PRINTWORKS TRUST

  Pat Albeck, Counter Feat, London Printworks Trust, 2011. We’re delighted to announce that TSTG joins the iconic London Printworks Trust for the Slow Design School Stitch & Book Club this weekend! Our Slow Design School students follow in the footsteps of Great British designers such as Pat Albeck, Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunders, Eley Kishimoto…

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Slow Design School Open Day This Saturday!

YOU are invited to the Slow Design School Open Day this Saturday at 3pm inWest Hampstead, London, United Kingdom! If you’re not in the United Kingdom, just ask for a login link and we’ll send you a recordingof the event! Meet like-minded people, learn new things, develop your practice, get access to the theoretical framework…

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Amazing Co-creation Workshop With Emma Neuberg, Katherine May and Tania Grace Knuckey on Nov 3rd!

Totem Blends, Emma Neuberg, 2012 Triangulated Patchwork, Katherine May, 2010. Frame Sequence, Tania Grace Knuckey, 2012. An amazing creative conversation opens up with the Slow Textiles Group on November 3rd at 2pm in the Slow Studio, West Hampstead, London, and internationally, online.  The afternoon offers you a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn to combine patchwork…

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Slow Textiles Group Member Rachelle Francis’ Work for Paris Houses Chanel, YSL, Nina Ricci, etc!

 Rachelle Francis It’s showcase time and we’re delighted to illustrate a handful of Slow Textiles Group Member, Rachelle Francis’s stunning embroidery work and to announce that other Slow Textiles Group associates will be working with her soon to assist her busy haute couture collections preparation! Why not come to one of our many exciting events…

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Textile Printer with the Strongest Ecological Message Live Broadcast, August 11th!

Ying Wu is the textile printer with the strongest ecological message inherent in her work that we know of in the world today! We are very excited to have her in the Slow Studio on August 11th, in London, where she presents the thoughts, motivations and processes behind her work for Textile Talks on August…

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Slow Textiles is Delighted to Announce the Launch of their Geometric Season!

Slow Textiles manipulate the lovely David Saunders’ knitwear: d a v i d d a v i d We are delighted to announce that over the next few months we are running a collective research project incorporating several Slow Textiles Group members dedicated to an exploration of the geometric form in textiles. All our workshops, including…

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See some of the Slow Textiles Group members here!!

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Slow/Fast Experiments

Pastel and digital prints animated,  Emma Neuberg, 2011. Experiment 1: Slow Hues,Pastel and digital print animated, Emma Neuberg, 2011. Over the next few weeks, we are experimenting at the juncture where slow, traditional, hand processes meet fast digitised ones to stimulate dialogue on surface pattern and new hybrid forms. The aim, loosely, is to combine old with…

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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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Electronic Fabric Experiments

Here at Slow Textiles we are experimenting with electronic fabric samples. It’s playtime at the moment!

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Perec For Lifelong Clarity

Click author Georges Perec’s face for one of the best books of the twentieth century on life, narratives, engineering, the human mind and consumerism.

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STG Members Feature in Stylus

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. Look out for it here Stylus.

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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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Working in Groups:

Kuna women doing their applique, 2004. Slow Textiles not only generate timeless artefacts but they expand time.   Engaged in contained, communal process, time stops and all that is slow flows in.   This is our first post and our vision for the Slow Textiles platform is to offer a space, physical, mental and virtual,…

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