SCANDI EMBROIDERED PRINTS

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

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WE’RE LOOKING AT #PALM #SWEETGRASS #BASKET #WEAVE

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Linen Texfest on 5th August 7.30pm!

On Friday, August 7th 2015,  from 7.40pm til 10.30pm:

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A Book on Vegetable Dyes by Ethel Mairet, London, 1916

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TEXTILES GOLD!

On Friday, June 5th 2015,  from 7.30pm til 10.30pm:

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Flower Party This Friday at Textiles Hub London!

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On Friday, May 1st 2015,  from 7.30pm til late:

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On Friday, March 6th 2015,  from 7.30pm til late at Textiles Hub London, ‘My Textile Tradition’ FIRST FRIDAY PARTY!

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We ♥ Beckford Silks Screen-printing!

 

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Slow Textiles First Friday ‘My Florals’ Line-up Grows!

  On Friday, May 1st 2015,  from 7.30pm til late:  

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First Friday Party on Blue – 3rd July 2015 from 7.30pm!

Colour is key! For most textile designers, colour is their main preoccupation.  In many ways, however, textile designers are surprisingly ignorant of the international and evolutionary history of colour. There are some wonderful books and films on the topic..so why not discover more at our First Friday Party on 3rd July 2015 at Textiles Hub…

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Fashion Craft Focus > Sericulture!

Using GIS technology to identify wastelands for sericulture – The Hindu Home | INTERNATIONAL SERICULTURAL COMMISSION CSB » Central Silk Board Sericulture – Contacts Budget brings good tidings for sericulture farmers – The Hindu Soie : Lyon encore dans le coup ? Exposants | Marché des Soies

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Fashion Craft Focus > Karen Nicol

On textile tutors..

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Slow Textiles Group: My Fabric Identity First Friday Party at Textiles Hub London, 6th Feb 2015 from 7.30pm – join in!

On Friday, February 6th 2015,  from 7.30pm til late at Textiles Hub London:

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We ♥ Bower Bird Style!

 

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Slow Textiles Group: Dr Fletcher’s Use Practices or Practical & Symbolic Ways to Think About Clothing

Today we’re thinking about Dr Fletcher’s ‘Use Practices’ as featured on the Local Wisdom fashion research website. She writes, Garments are used in many satisfying and resourceful ways influenced by a fusion of body, mind, habit, technique, stories and the piece itself. Local Wisdom has been gathering tales of how people use their garments since 2009…

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Have Slow Design Questions, Working on a Textiles Project, Need Research Input or Access to the Slow Textiles London Studio?

Every week, as the founder of Slow Textiles, I receive dozens of questions from interested designers, graduates and amateurs who seek keen answers to their textile design and making questions, thoughts, ideas and plans. In order to be able to reply to everyone’s questions, I’ve added a Personal Tutorial booking option open to everyone. Personal…

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We ♥ Chanel’s Floral Embellishments SS13!

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Personal Tutorials for Everyone!

Everyone week the founder of the SLow TExtiles Group receives dozens of requests for information, recommendations, references, reading lists, bespoke services, so she’s decided to open out Personal Tutorials to everyone so that each individual gets teh answers and feedback they need.

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Blackwork Machine Embroidery on 15th Nov 2014!

On Saturday, November 15th 2014,  from 2.30pm til 6pm (GMT) at SLOWstudio with online participation too: Non-members please book here:   Slow Textiles TV tickets are available for this workshop if you’re not able to be in the London studio and or prefer to participate from home (from £20 for Slow Textiles Group Members).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is…

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Your Christmas Party Invitation!

On Wednesday, December 17th 2014, from 7.30pm til late at SLOWstudio

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‘On The Edge’ Creative Thoughts from Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby of Boudicca

//player.vimeo.com/video/96678280?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 When so much successful design is presented as “finished” this is a refreshing interview on the opposite. A breath of fresh air!

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Members, Join Us for some Halloween Stitchery on October 26th at Somerset House!

On Sunday, October 26th 2014, from 2.30pm til 6pm (GMT) at Somerset House with online participation too: Textiles TV tickets are available for this workshop if you’re not able to be in the London studio and or prefer to participate from home (£25 for Slow Textiles Group Members).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is easy to use (all you need…

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We’re Expanding!

We’re delighted to be moving into Somerset House next month to get closer to the London Fashion and Culture centre.  We’re in the South Wing inside Makerversity which is a fab new space for supporting young creative start-ups.

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CREATE SILK AND LINEN PRINTS INSPIRED BY CELIA BIRTWELL’S ICONIC, GREAT BRITISH FLORAL DRESSES

Learn to design and create printed fabrics for your own bespoke wardrobe! Online Attendance Tickets are available for your convenience from just £25 (Slow Textiles Group Members’ price).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is easy to use (all you need is a Google+ account).  Alternatively, come to the London studio to gain the full experience of an exciting professional textile…

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Studio Space is Now Available at Textiles Hub London – it’s Time to Register Interest!

Textiles Hub London are looking for embroiderers to share a beautiful studio in the borough of Camden (near West Hampstead tube).  The rent is half the price of Cockpits Arts!  Please register to come along on 17th August from 4pm to express interest and take a tour.

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We are Radical Geometry!

//player.vimeo.com/video/100095343?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 Venezuela: Light and vibration, movement and colour from Royal Academy of Arts.  

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THE GEOMETRICS SYMPOSIUM: ‘Geometrics in Textiles – From Inca to Mary Quant’ at SLOWstudio 19th July 2014!

On July 19th 2014 ,  from 2pm til 7pm (GMT+1) at SLOWstudio with online participation too: Non-members booking link:

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Our WIENER WERKSTATTE-INSPIRED GEOMETRICS WORKSHOP now takes place 20th Sep 2014!

On September 20th 2014, from 2.30pm til 6pm (GMT+1) at SLOWstudio with online participation too: Non-members booking link: Online Attendance Tickets are available for your convenience from just £25 (Slow Textiles Group Members’ price).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is easy to use (all you need is a Google+ account).  Alternatively, come to the London studio to gain the full experience of…

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Celebrating Le Savoir Faire!

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Forest, Emma Neuberg, Digital Textile, 2014

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THE GEOMETRICS: VOLUME 2 || TEXTILES EXPERIMENT RESEARCH VISION || opens this evening at 6pm at SLOWstudio!

Forest, Emma Neuberg, Digital Textile, 2014

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The Geometrics Patchwork 2 Day Workshop July 5th and 12th!

Online Attendance Tickets are available for your convenience from just £45 (Slow Textiles Group Members’ price).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is easy to use (all you need is a Google+ account).  Alternatively, come to the London studio to gain the full experience of an exciting professional textile design studio, personal tutoring, group experience and learning, Slow Textiles handouts and realia, new work…

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The 1920s-inspired Geometric Florals Workshop on 29th June 2014!

  Online Attendance Tickets are available for your convenience from just £25 (Slow Textiles Group Members’ price).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is easy to use (all you need is a Google+ account).  Alternatively, come to the London studio to gain the full experience of an exciting professional textile design studio, personal tutoring, group experience and learning, Slow Textiles handouts and realia, new…

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Professional Fabric Design Workshop with The People’s Print designers!

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The Geometrics Are Coming!

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THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION TODAY WHILE WE ADD EXCITING WORKSHOPS AND RESCHEDULE OTHERS DUE TO EXCITING NEW EXTERNAL EVENTS THAT WE’LL BE OFFERING SOON!! On June 14th 2014,  from 11.30pm til 6.30pm (GMT+1) at SLOWstudio with online participation too:Non-members book here: This exciting event takes place in the SLOWstudio where seven London textiles designers…

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Learn How Group Psychology Informs Fashion Business & Consumerism

On June 14th 2014,  from 12.00pm til 6.30pm (GMT+1) at SLOWstudio with online participation too: Non-members book here: This exciting event takes place in the SLOWstudio where seven London textiles designers work daily to create exquisite textiles – knit, stitch and print – for retailers, galleries and private clients. In support of UK Fashion Revolution Day (24th…

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What Colours Will Your Butterflies Be?

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Explore Inspirational Butterflies on Pre-loved Silk & Cotton in our Next Workshop!

On April 12th 2014,  from 2.30pm til 6pm (GMT) at SLOWstudio with online participation too:Non-members book here: Online Attendance Tickets are available for your convenience from just £20 (Slow Textiles Group Members’ Price).  We use Google+ Hangout  which is easy to use (all you need is a Google+ account).  Alternatively, come to the London studio to gain the full experience…

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Are You Ready for the Metiers d’Art Show?

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Paul Klee at Tate Modern and SLOWstudio on 22nd February 2014 at 2.30pm!

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Artisanal Textiles Inspiration at Premiere Vision

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Online Tickets for Our Next My Nature Workshop Following the Success of My Nature Symposium!

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Our Next Workshop is on January 25th at 2.30pm – Have You Got Your Ticket Yet?

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TSTG Members Enjoy a Textiles Talk from Inspirational Embroiderer Karin Holmberg Beaming in from Stockholm!

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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Andy Warhol Butterflies-inspired Workshop!

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TSTG Celebrates Small Business Saturday on Dec 7 with Couture Knit Workshop!

We’re excited to be celebrating national SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY with a great, one-off Couture Knitwear Class, THE WINTER CONSTRUCTIVIST MACHINE KNIT WORKSHOP, with amazing knitted textile designer Egle V and lots of great British designers! We look forward to welcoming you 2.30pm on Dec 7th at SLOWstudio or LIVE online! LEARN TO GIVE YOUR WINTER…

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The Slow Textiles Group’s ‘Timeless Textile Aesthetics’ Research Project is Forming its First New Textiles Culture Brand: The Geometrics!

The Slow Textiles Group Director, Dr Emma Neuberg, and Chelsea Arts Club Trust Research Fellow,  curator Daisy McMullan are developing The Geometrics into a new cultural brand and enterprise for exhibition, research, sales and new textiles discourse. If you want to be involved and have your work included you need to be a Slow Textiles Group…

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Don’t Miss the Next STG Get-together on Dec 7th – They’re too Good to Miss!

Details here. Photo by  http://cristoforevents.tumblr.com/  

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TSTG’s MY NATURE- An Exhibition of Flora and Fauna in Contemporary European Textiles is NOW OPEN!

MY NATURE – NOW CLOSED!! An Exhibition of Flora and Fauna in Contemporary  European Textile Design and Practice   Exhibition runs  9th – 29th November  2013 Opening times Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm Kingsgate Gallery 110-116 Kingsgate Road London NW6 2JG

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‘The Arc’ by Celebrated Textile Designer Ying Wu where the Animals Fall from the Space Age Arc No Longer in Pairs but with Manmade Detritus: On Show at TSTG’s My Nature Exhibition at Kingsgate Gallery

Ying Wu, The Arc, 2012

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Make Textile Futures at MY NATURE Symposium on 16th Nov 2-8pm at Kingsgate Gallery and Live Online!

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My Nature Symposium Now Booking for Nov 16th 2013!

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The Winter Constructivist Machine Knit Workshop with Egle Vaituleviciute Now Booking for Dec 7th 2013!

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Our Sashiko Water-Themed Workshop with Katherine May’s Freshly Dyed Indigo Textiles this Saturday!

BOOKING LINK http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8037230573/eorg

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Slow Textiles Group UK and Australia Artisans!

Lisa Bloomer, woven silk and British wool undulating scarlet geometrics for interiors, UK made. The Slow Textiles Group are delighted to present a growing collection of their members united in an obsession with geometrics! Bridget Harvey, recycled wood accessories, UK made.  Geraldine Peclard, poetic organic cottons, UK made. Joanna Fowles, harmonious colour collections, Australia/UK made. Tanvi…

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Geometrics in Textiles Symposium: Dates for Diaries!

Click image to enlarge. More opportunities are listed here!

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Sustainable Fashion Handbook Illuminates the Future!

Today we were very excited to see our chapter in the new book about to be launched (October 1st 2012) by Thames&Hudson called The Sustainable Fashion Handbook by Sandy Black, Professor of Fashion & Textile Design & Technology at London College of Fashion!  And we are overwhelmed by the immensity of the tome that just…

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"The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold" launches Sponsume crowd fund

“When you bag a bargain, who pays for it?” This is the question that erudite British documentary journalist Leah Borromeo is making a film about fashion and its victims. She is on a mission – she wants to make ethics and sustainability in the fashion industry the norm, not the exception, by making the supply…

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Timeless Textiles with a Twist!

Great British designer Alice Temperley is evolving into a sophisticated womenswear designer! The innate textile designer in her renders her garments timeless and desirable. She uses lace, devoree, print, embroidery and broderie anglaise in her latest collection seen here to such a harmonious, serene and sophisticated level. We love it!

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London Fashion Week Showcases Slow Textiles!

Jonathan Saunders for the Green Carpet Challenge yesterday at Somerset House. We’re excited to report that London Fashion Week opened this week with a star-studded slow textiles showcase at Somerset House! Eight London-based designers team together with Livia Firth and CLASS this week to create a timeless fashion moment that celebrates British fashion, film and…

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Make Textiles into Short Movies!

Tania Grace Knuckey is a recent graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven and the Royal College of Art,  a Texprint 2012 winner and the International Flavours and Fragrances ‘The Future of Beauty’ 2012 winner! She creates paintings and narratives in textiles that you won’t have seen before. She transforms her textiles into movies! This is like Nathalie du…

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Slow Textiles Group+DIY Couture at V&A Fashion Galleries!

                                     Giles Deacon, Spring-Summer 2007                                                           DIY Couture, SS 2012…

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Textile Talks 2013!

We love the vivid and seamless relationship between American artist Jacob Magraw-Mickelson’s drawing and stitching as seen in these images! It’s really too bad if you missed Ying Wu’s publication at the Slow Studio of her research, creative process and future direction in relation to global destructive industrial activity on August 11th 2012 and Geraldine Peclard’s…

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Learn to Grasp the Big ‘Slow Design’ Picture

Do you need help thinking about how you can design slow style? Join the Slow Design School and the Slow Textiles Group on August 11th to begin your awakening and creative leap! Details here.

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Slow Textiles Group Show You How at the Ballgowns Show!

Join the most talented members of the Slow Textiles Group this autumn at London’s V&A and become one of the group! Email us if you would like to join in!

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The Fast Living Capitalist Machine and Its Impact on Human, Animal and Ecological Balance!

The Arc, Ying Wu, 2012  The End of the Age of Turtles, Ying Wu, 2012 The Fast Living Capitalist Machine and Its Impact on Human, Animal and Ecological Balance! Have you discussed this theme in relation to materials, fabric, fashion and product design before?  Join us for our next ground-breaking lecture on August 11th at 2pm,…

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Geometrics Day, July 14th 2012 !

Jonathan Saunders animated, 2011. The Slow Textiles Group are very excited to announce that their members and associates, the best designers working internationally today, are beginning their designs for The Geometrics, the first textile design band the world has seen!     Digital Patchwork, Emma Neuberg, 2012. Why not sign up for our Pop Art…

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How are Your Geometrics?

To develop your geometrics don’t join top London designers on July 14th!

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Joanna Fowles and The Geometrics!

 Joanna Fowles We’re delighted to announce the start of our Geometrics Season!  Celebrating, promoting and pioneering geometric design in everything textiles, The Slow Textiles Group are holding their next Geometrics Workshop on July 14th 2012 (available in situ and via webinar) at 2pm, to be followed by exhibition in October 2012, a new workshop in November and…

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The Very Timorous Beasties!

Ying Wu, Running Rabbit, 2012 We were really moved by Ying Wu’s graduation silk prints at the Royal College of Art this week. She graduates this summer from the prestigious postgraduate Printed Textiles department (UK) following in the footsteps of Zandra Rhodes and Alice Temperley.  One of her personal statements on her website reads, “My project is a…

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We’ve Started Collating Our Floral Albums!

In eager anticipation of The People’s Print Floral e-book textile design tutorials that are due out later this summer, we have started collating all our floral albums into flower types, seasons and colours! All those flower photos that you’ve never used now have an amazing end use – to design fashion prints! Watch this space…

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Fashion To Die For 2 – Where Industry Meets Psychology – Live Online Event on June 16th!

Book your place now – either attend in person for the full experience and networking opportunity or be there online where you can interact with the attendees remotely! This is the only place for cutting edge sustainable design thinking for fashion and textiles practitioners!Book your place here:http://thecorporation-eorg.eventbrite.com/

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Slow Textiles at Dinner to Dye For!!

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Fashion To Die For – Where Fashion Meets Psychology – The Slow Textiles Group Introduces a New Discourse in the Field on May 30th!

Book your place here:http://www.ananalysisofstatusanxiety.eventbrite.com/

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Become a Researcher with the Slow Textiles Group!

We’re very excited to invite you to a special event taking place in the Strategy Lab at HUB Westminster on May 30th at 7.15pm. Previous speakers include the British Prime Minster and Sir Richard Branson. Dr Emma Neuberg, Founder of the Slow Textiles Group, invites you to an open lecture and workshop (online or in person) to…

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Visual Research for the Slow Textiles Group’s Geometric Season Begins!

Sarah’s ‘Organic Geometric’ sketchbook work animated by Emma Neuberg. The Slow Textiles Group members had a great workshop on May 19th 2012 beginning their visual research and thinking processes for the Slow Textiles Group Geometric Season!  One of the key visual and conceptual themes is to learn from the work of twentieth century deconstructivist artists…

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Digital Sculpture and Composite Materials Create a New Smart Fabric

We’re really proud of our friends at Random International and fellow Royal College of Art graduates who are pushing the boundaries of smart composite layers with sculpture, textile, architecture and their new place of convergence. Random International are pioneers in the field. It’s always a design pleasure to be moved to tears. http://random-international.com/

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New Developments in Sustainable Textiles Practice at the V&A!

Sustainable textiles take on an exciting, dynamic new look with the British creative duo that is The People’s Print. Co-directors Melanie Bowles and Emma Neuberg are Professional Members of the Slow Textiles Group. Their pioneering business language and vision has sustainable textiles practice at heart. They are the only big vision company that trains individuals and…

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It’s National Gardening Week in the UK and We Have Some Ideas to Get You Working for a Greener Planet Wherever You Are!!

The Royal Horticultural Society has just launched the UK’s biggest environmental campaign, Britain in Bloom 2012, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! To start it off, the first ever Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week (that’s this week!) has been giving away thousands of wildflower seeds for everyone to sow to help replenish some of the 97% of…

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Slow Textiles Group Members at the V&A – New Floral Course Just For You!! Book Your Place Here!!

Melanie Bowles and Emma Neuberg are back at the V&A from May 4th with the exciting new People’s Print! This will be an amazing three day digital floral print course to transform your wardrobe! Book your place HERE!

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Next Generation Designers from All Industries Book June 16th Lecture!!

Following hot off the success of Slow Studio’s successful first lecture, we’re delighted to announce booking is now open for Lecture 2, ‘An Introduction to the Corporation’s Innate Psychological Relationship with Environmental Destruction’ taking place June 16th in central London. Book your place to join the conversation HERE! Just maybe there’s a connection between the themes…

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Reiko Sudo and Slow Textiles Group Founder, Emma Neuberg, will Introduce the New Show Japanese Style: Sustaining Design on March 31st!!

You’re invited to join Reiko Sudo and Dr Emma Neuberg among several preminent British slow textiles practitioners at the opening event of the fabulous new exhibition, Japanese Style: Sustaining Design at the Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales: japanseasonwales – Home. Emma will present her textiles work that marries tradition with new technologies. She will talk about…

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What Social Outcome does your Design Strategy Have? Open Lectures and Debate Start March 24th 2012 at Slow Studio, London

What fuels humans between the ages of 16 and 36 to discard millions of tonnes of clothing, shoes and accessories across the globe each year? British philosopher, Alain de Botton, suggests a significant contributing factor is ‘status anxiety’.  He lists five cultural contributors to status anxiety. These are lovelessness, snobbery, expectation, meritocracy and dependency.  These…

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To Celebrate Climate Week, Earlybird Discounts All Week!!

Click the pic! To get the best earlybird Climate Week discounts on all our workshops, lectures, seminars, film showings, discussion groups and presentations, become a member first then book your favourite events! Once the early bird offer expires on Monday 19th March, we introduce a flash new streamlined booking system! 

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V&A Textiles Archives Reinterpreted

Violet Daisy, Digital Animation, Emma Neuberg, 2012. Here at the Slow Studio, London, we have been working  on a research project (between Chelsea College of Art and the V&A) that builds upon our passion for the trad-tech convergence and trajectory. We have been studying the traditional stencil prints of 1920s Paris used for fashion and…

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Louis Vuitton and Mental Capital through Craft

The Louis Vuitton collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is a fascinating one in so much as LV is the world’s iconic brand for supporting craft and artisanship today. Yayoi Kusama is well known for suffering from mental illness; indeed, she resides in a psychiatric ward, as mentioned in the Louis Vuitton film. The extent…

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Exquisite British Textile Details at McQ A/W 2012

The beauty of the details in yesterday’s McQ show at London Fashion Week express a very British style.  The autumnal leaves, devoré textures, velvet appliqué and ribbon-work flowers all speak of the rich traditions of textile work and craft in the UK. Nature is so present in these garments and textures; they are a reminder of our…

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Gijs Fireling for Dries van Noten SS12!!

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Cutting Edge Fashion and Textiles Lectures Now Booking!!

We’re delighted to announce a new season of sustainable fashion and textiles lectures straight from the Slow Studio.  Topics range from why western society is compelled to consume such quantities of stuff to the thousands of deformed people whose parents were exposed to cotton crop insecticide in the name of fast fashion. To view the…

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Introducing The Geometrics!

We’re delighted to give you a tiny flavour of The Geometrics, the first ever visual and theoretical anthology of geometric pattern and structure in textiles. The best silkscreen printers, digital printers, weavers, knitters and fashion designers in the UK show their work in the first Slow Textiles exhibition and publication – out this autumn. The…

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On May 19th, Join Us for Organic Geometrics: A Fabulous Nature-Inspired Workshop!

 Learn to create digital files ready for fabric, leather and acrylic etching with stunning organic motifs, just like the latest haute couture textures at Versace: Further details here.

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