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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FINE ART DARNING

During the winter months, this is the best video to look at to begin your repair work for perfect knitwear and, in more temperate climes, watch it to practise your technique! For ‘out of this world’ inspiration have a look at Great British artist, Celia’s Pym knitted work here:

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GIF IDEAS FROM DIESEL

 We love this looped black and white video with colour block filters by Diesel SS15 – simple but effective!

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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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Save the date: Nov 8th and 16th 2013 – our next exhibition and symposium

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FOUNDATION OF TEXTILES HUB LONDON

What happens when a group of Royal College of Art Textile graduates house their vision under one roof and open it to the public? Find out at || TEXTILES HUB LONDON SOFT LAUNCH PARTY || 7th December 2013,  7 – 10pm at SLOWstudio!  

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#SlowTextilesStudio Resources Library Coming Soon!

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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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What Is It About Textiles?

The textiles industry and its industrial legacy is central to the Industrial Revolution and capitalist dynamics expressed through cloth.  We invite textile researchers to write a history of the industrial legacy of the textiles industry from the eighteenth century to today.  Please contact us if this is something you’re interested in participating in. There is…

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Coming Up

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“The workers suffer because they never defend each other.  They’re scared of what the managers will do.” Where there is corruption there is fear.  Where there is fear there is more corruption.  How much do we tolerate and what do we want to put in place? Further reading here and here.

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Coming Up..

Booking essential

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The Geometrics Ends Tomorrow: Have You Been Part of It?

                   

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Learn Geometric Machine Knitting this Thursday LIVE ONLINE from your Computer!

click Join us online – like TV – or come along to the Slow Studio gallery space at KINGSGATE GALLERY,  London NW6 2JG. 

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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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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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THE GEOMETRICS Exhibition Opens 19th April 2013 at 6pm in London!

Html Patchwork designed and curated by Ele Carpenter, animated here by Emma Neuberg. Click it to own it! Which Hexidecimal Colour and Code is Correct?Calling all Maths and Computer Science teachers – don’t miss a design show that embraces mathematics from hexidecimal number arrangements to computerised laser jet systems all in the name of fashion…

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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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Are you one?

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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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A New Design Assignment!

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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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Learn Couture Embellishment Techniques Here on Feb 16th 2013

Image courtesy of Poszata Ltd, Hungary.     Learn how to make Richelieu lace tomorrow with Paris couture embroiderer, Eline Le Callennec and the Slow Textiles Group. This workshop is available both online and in the London studio. Just two places left! Book your place here.  White on white. Traditional French Richelieu lace in white linen.  Image…

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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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Pattern, Textiles & Fashion on Film

Quentin Jones for Kenzo Pre-Fall 2012   You may have noticed that we embrace animation and film narratives as integral to contemporary textiles practice. This is because textiles manifest time and story-telling in their very DNA. Even digital code is textiles inasmuchas each pixel echoes the needlepoint stitch or punchcard hole in order to make the…

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Happy New Geometric Year 2013!

Thank you for sharing a wonderful 2012! We hope you love this Jonathan Saunders pattern digitally animated by Emma Neuberg and we look forward to more inspirational, ground-breaking and fun events together in 2013!  

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Onesies in a Rush?

A soldier walks through the sewing room at Tazreen Fashions, Savar, Bangladesh, on November 25th 2012.   Over 100 people die. “On the way to the staircase that leads to the cutting floor I notice hundreds of boxes marked for Carrefour, a huge European multiple that after Walmart is the world’s second largest retailer, with an extraordinary…

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MODERNISM IN 4th CENTURY TEXTILES

Linen and wool tapestry, detail, third to fourth century AD, Egypt. Linen and wool tapestry, detail, fourth to fifth century AD, Egypt. Linen and wool tapestry, detail, fifth to sixth century AD, Egypt.   Lunar Deity, wool embroidery on linen, detail, third to fourth century AD, Egypt. For more information on these extrordinarily modern-looking Egyptian…

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Learn Alexander McQueen Embellishment Techniques with The Slow Textiles Group on Dec 1st at 2pm!

Eline Le Callennec embellishment for Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2010. Learn couture embellishment techniques with Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou’s embroiderer Eline Le Callennec at TSTG’s new, amazing venue, London Printworks Trust, on Dec 1st from 2pm til 6pm with a lecture on Sustainability and Unsustainability in the Fashion System!    Join in online or in person, book here! Eline Le Callennec embellishment for Alexander…

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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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Toxic Threads Online Discussion Forum Dec 1st!

To join the discussion, buy your ticket for Dec 1st under Event Bookings to the right!

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Learn Mary Katrantzou Embellishment Techniques with The Slow Textiles Group on Dec 1st!

Eline Le Callennec embellishment for Mary Katrantzou, Spring/Summer 2012. Learn with Mary Katrantzou’s embroiderer at the Slow Studio on Dec 1st from 2pm til 6pm with a lecture and Textiles Talk too! All materials included!  Bookings here! It’s time to add the slow hand touch to your fast prints!

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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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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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