VOGUE CELEBRATES 100

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#SlowTextilesStudio Resources Library Coming Soon!

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We’re Proud to Present Alexandra Gerstein’s paper The Free Geometry of Omega Workshops Textiles, 1913-1919 at The Geometrics Symposium

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!       

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A New Design Assignment!

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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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FAST FASHION IMPACTS and Timeless TEXTILES in One Afternoon!

Our next ground-breaking lecture combines an overview of the negative environmental impacts of fast fashion coupled with a timeless couture sewing class from Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou embroiderer, Eline Le Callennec; plus, much more in the way of sustainable textile design methodologies, analysis and discussion! Takes place in Slow Studio on December 1st at…

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Great Opportunities for Textile Lovers in 2012-13

http://www.scribd.com/embeds/109770483/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-1hy9ac9s3iqyxmkeephv Lots of exciting new Slow Textiles Group dates for your diary wherever you are!

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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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Future Publications

Each of our workshops will have its own publication describing the content and dialogue that took place and will be FREE to members: To be launched soon!

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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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