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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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdTPX1NufdI] So few textile design tutors seem to practise nowadays. This is a huge shame as it weakens their link to integrity and a maturing, evolutionary relationship with the commercial role of the craftsman. Most designers are caught in their 'emergent' stage for teaching and then stay there.  Thus, the unerring vision and dogged belief in what they're doing no longer needs to be honed into longterm shape. An imperative 'master craftsman' link then becomes absent in their knowledge and, dare I say, value. Karen Nicol is the rare exception.  Fortunately, she was one of my tutors at the Royal College of Art. She is one of the few tutors who seemed human in interview - that's to say, when you attend interview and examination at the Royal College of Art, there are times when humanity is not abundantly evident - that seemed to be the case in the 1990s, at least! How refreshing this video on Nicol now that she's back in the driving seat of full-time craftsman!

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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