The Slow Textiles Group Print Room Cinema Tania Grace Knuckey Premiere!

TSTG just had a wonderful Textiles Talk from award-winning textiles animator, Tania Knuckey,  in the Slow Studio’s Print Room Cinema! Tania’s vision is to bring dynamism to textiles through film-making and animation. This a small snippet of one of her many amazing textile films being screened at the Slow Studio Cinema yesterday! This was the…

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CO-CREATED VIRTUAL PATCHWORK

The Slow Textiles Group spent a great weekend inspired by Liberty’s of London quilt-maker, Katherine May, teaching hands-on fabric geometrics. Then, following STG director, Emma Neuberg’s instruction in how to convert these into digital animations, members of the Slow Textiles Group worked together on the first ever co-created virtual digital patchwork. Katherine May, Geraldine Peclard, Katie…

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We Loved our Day with Paul Smith, Margaret Howell and Vince Cable Supporting the March of the Makers!

We spent a wonderful day with Paul Smith, Margaret Howell, Brooks Brothers, Members of…

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Slow Textiles Group Highlighted at the Ethical Fashion Forum Source Expo!

We so enjoyed the EFF Source Expo today! There was such an array of fantastic suppliers and producers being showcased from all over the world. Our member, Lisa Bloomer, was one of the only British wool weavers represented.  Design and sustainability are so central to her work and vision that the result is a cutting…

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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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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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November 3rd at 2pm Animated Patchwork Workshop!

Who says patchwork is static!For details of this amazing Slow Textiles Hands-on Workshop and talk with Textiles Animation Award Winner – TexPrint Space Textiles Winner 2012, no less – Tania Knuckey,  go to Transform Textiles into Stunning Short Films in Illustrator and Photoshop workshop (code W28) details here!

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Jewellery & Fashion Unite!

Unite your inner jewellery and fashion designer with the fab People’s Print, DIY Couture and the V&A next week!  This is a chance of a lifetime, book your place here!

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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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Geometrics in Textiles Symposium: Dates for Diaries!

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The Geometrics are Coming! STG Presents a New Concept in Textile Design!

Camille Walala

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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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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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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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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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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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Ann Demeulemeester’s Film SS12 Short

Here at the Slow Textiles Group we have been thinking about the importance of having a philosophy to your practice. Much like yoya or song, if there is a genre, a philosophy, a mindful context/style/framework to the work that you do, the thoughts that you develop and the sweat that you perspire, then the work…

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Remembering Alexander McQueen circa 1998

Today we feel a nostalgia for early McQueen, in memory of the richness of his Autumn Winter colours, fabrics and textures and grandiose, crafted statements. There is a wealth of vision and depth of feeling that is timeless. As is the case with the best.

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See some of the Slow Textiles Group members here!!

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Learn to print silk and exhibit with the Slow Textiles Group in 2012!!

Silk print designed by Maria Genco, 2011. Silk print designed by Pamela Schwartz, 2011. These examples were created by the Born To Be Wild Group, a co-design group especially set up with the V&A Design & Interpretation Division and Slow Textiles Group members’ company, The People Print! Book yourself a place on any of our…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

“We have left it so late to put our human house in order, that the only strategy left is that of positive deviance. We can’t wait for the international treaties, institutional reform or wise government leadership that will be too long coming. “The only option is for as many people as possible to get on…

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas 2011!

This Postmodernism at the V&A print is especially co-designed by Hatice Burgess, Pamela Schwartz and Emma Neuberg, members of the The People’s Print’s Born To Be Wild design group (the first co-design social textiles group) and experimenters in the future meaning, role and identity of textiles!  

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Slow Textiles Group Members Begin Planning the First Slow Textiles Film and Exhibition, Geometry Girls!!

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Traditional Painting Processes Converge With Open Source Fashion!

Ideas of story-telling and narrative in future couture clothing. A co-design melange by Susana Fernandez and Emma Neuberg. Susana Fernandez, who worked recently with traditional carpet manufacturers, Real Fabrica de Tapices, in Madrid, paints her Cubo-Futurist painting inspired by artists such as Baranov-Rossine, Lyubov Popova and Natalia Goncharova and begins a process of transformation for…

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Slow Textiles Group Members Create A New Form of Co-Created Fashion Textiles!

See what Jennie will be wearing at The People’s Print Project 1 next week!

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Slow Textiles Group joins Maison Martin Margiela dialogue!!

Cubo Futurist painting by Hatice to start her design process. Initial interpretations of the brief by Hatice and Emma. Maison Martin Margiela, in true conceptual fashion style, made an open source offering several years back, to take up an unfinished dress pattern and create a new vision with it. Here was MMM’s challenge: “Rather than merely…

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Samantha Warren for Martin Margiela at Slow Textiles Workshop!!

These gorgeous digital print designs are some from the first stage Cubo-Futurism digital designs that a group of designers produced at the Slow Textiles Group’s Introduction to Cubo-Futurism: Learn to Create Placement Prints for Dynamic, Timeless Fashion Textiles workshop this weekend! These six are by talented British textile designer, Samantha Warren. They represent her initial experiments…

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Experiments Begin with Co-Design Postmodernism Prints!!

Hot off the press!! Emma and Geraldine’s postmodernism prints converge in an intergallactic collision! Geraldine’s grass green and hot pink are softened for an older look…the red to catch the lips!!

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Slow Textiles Group Members Pioneer New Design System!!

Innovate the system and you’ll innovate the product. That’s what the Slow Textiles Group specialises in! Here’s a sneak preview of a new print identity methodology that some of our members are working on.See the last page for a brief introduction to the methodology and further details: http://static.issuu.com/webembed/viewers/style1/v2/IssuuReader.swf Open publication – Free publishing – More…

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Create a Cubo-Futurism Print on an Alexander McQueen Garment!!

Learn to generate digital placement prints inspired by hand-painted Cubo-Futurism for an amazing Alexander McQueen couture garment in The Slow Textiles Group’s gorgeous London studio!! Taking place on December 3rd 2011 at 2pm, this is a pioneering workshop in slow processes married with fast to create a new, bespoke aesthetic – that you then make and wear! Anyone can do…

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The Future of Sustainable Design in the UK?!!

The Slow Textiles Group says take a good, long look at the Design Council’s thinkers of the future of sustainable design in the UK: Now practise your image analysis skills on the pics from the Design Council’s Design Summit, 2011: Lastly, Dr Emma Neuberg renames the Design Council’s Design Technology in Schools promotional video,  “Creative Britain in Reverse?,”…

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Slow Textiles on Film!

The first tremors…directed by Javier Barcala. 2012 is the Slow Textiles Group launch year! The dynamic, pioneering group with its searing vision and vibrant energy will showcase international textiles as never seen before! Watch this space!

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Slow Textiles Five Year Plan Launches soon!!

An exciting new publication, New Wave: The Five Year Plan to Kickstart Textiles in the UK Today,  is launching in the New Year;  it maps out the new route for all your talent and skills. We have the best design talent in the world and what happens to it? If you’ve got something to say,…

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NEWS!! FLASH!! London Calling!!

The Great British Houses of Parliament designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin in 1840 in the midst of an economic recession and still standing! Exciting news!! Members of the Slow Textiles group are meeting British Parliamentary Design and Sustainability Groups and their MPs in Westminster next week to make a noise about the power of textile design…

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Slow Textiles Founder selected as Artist in Residence at Chelsea School of Art!

We are delighted to announce that alongside three other artists, founder of the Slow Textiles Group, Emma Neuberg, is awarded Artist in Residence at Chelsea School of Art, London! The other artists include Ryan Mcclelland: Amex Apathy, 2005 And Nick Hornby: All the work deals broadly with montage/collage and consumerism. Exhibition dates: Friday 4th –…

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Textiles New Wave is Here!!

You coming or staying put? After an amazing Slow Textiles open meeting on Saturday 15th October 2011, we are delighted to announce thatTextiles New Wave has arrived!! It has been a l-o-n-g wait!With exhibitions abound (online and on site) and exciting new hybrid textile forms on the horizon, we offically announce thatTextiles New Wave Starts Here!!

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What Business Model Are You Changing?

Join us for dialogue in London at 2pm this Saturday!Vous venez? 来る? ¿Viene usted? 您来? Eρχεστε? вы приходите? Você vem? Sie kommen?

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Old and New Techniques Promise New Effects in Our Postmodern Textiles Journey!

The first silk scarf experiments with artwork by Alison and Julie. The first Slow Textiles workshop to set off our Postmodernist season started this weekend with a Memphis style bang!It was a digital affair that had everyone getting to grips with painting blobs for the slave that is Photoshop, not to mention participants becoming experts…

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How Postmodern Are You?!

Designed yesterday by Melanie Bowles and randomly animated by Emma today! We look forward to working with everyone who has signed up for the manyPostmodernism in Textile Design Workshops.There’s 0 place left!To see Melanie’s original design tutorial layout go to the fabulous Make It Digital!

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Annie Lennox Opens Postmodernism at the V&A

http://www.vam.ac.uk/channel/swf/EmbededVideoPlayer.swf Follow us there via The People’s Print or join in!

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Participate in Our Postmodernism Workshops then Publish through the V&A and The People’s Print!

For further information!The People’s Print!To book!

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Call for International Researchers and Assistants!!

Textile Workers,  silkscreen print, USSR, circa 1923, reworked as an animated print by Emma Neuberg, 2011. If you’re interested in becoming an assitant and or researcher with the Slow Textiles group, please sign up to our London October 15th 2011 meeting at 2.00pm (GMT+1) with webinar participation if you’re not in town!! To participate, email! As part of our on-going research…

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Join an Amazing Textiles Tetrad Today and Make the Cultural Artefact of a Generation! No kidding!!

  Nathalie du Pasquier, printed cotton, c.1984, animated by Emma Neuberg, Founder of Slow Textiles. The V&A Digital Studio, The People’s Print and the Slow Textiles Group offer you the chance of a lifetime:  to create the first postmodernist co-designed fashion textiles collection!  The group who create this collection will be called the Born To Be Wild…

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Join Us to Become THE Textiles Group of a Generation!!

MAKE HISTORY. PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST SLOW TEXTILES LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP!!  CLICK SHOP WORKSHOPS!! Learn about postmodernism and social textiles and what they can do for you. Publish the first postmodern collaborative swatchbook (that will lead to publication and promotion of you, the participants) with the V&A and the exciting new textile print platform, The People’s Print. Attend…

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The beginnings of our trad/tech textile conjuncture

Japanese textile motif, animated print, Emma Neuberg, 2011.

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Plus ça change

Summer Sales,digital surface pattern inspired by Horace Taylor’s 1926 poster,Emma Neuberg, 2011.Horace Taylor,  The Electric Railway Company,London, 1926This is British designer, Horace Taylor‘s poster (animated by Emma Neuberg) encouraging women in the suburbs to get into town via the London Underground and “buy British”! Taking a closer look at the ladies’ hats (especially the one on…

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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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A GREAT BRITISH FLORAL PRINT MOMENT

Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011. Mary Katrantzou, 2011.     Holly Fowler, 2011. We’re having a flora and fauna escapist day celebrating some of the wondrous digital prints coming from British designers in 2011. Building upon a tradition of floral regalia, all these Central Saint Martins’ graduates are breaking…

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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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What Are You Making?

    At the Slow Textiles group we believe in making things conscious.   This is why we craft media.    You can make for 5 years as an ’emerging talent’ graduate. You can make for 10 years if you find the space and money. You can make for 20 years if your vision has…

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Flash View! New Work for Animated Textiles

Repetitive Triangles II,Emma Neuberg, animated silkscreen print and plastic on paper, 2011.Emma Neuberg develops ideas for the next Slow Textiles workshop (taking place at the V&A in September and October). These mark an experimental phase inspired by bringing Italian design house, Memphis, into the digital age.The initial objective is to bring slow hand processes together with digital crafting…

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Japanese Floral Prints at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Decorative Paper With Design of Chrysanthemums, artist unknown, 19th century, Japan.  The great popularity of chrysanthemums in eighteenth century Japan led to the cultivation of many different varieties. As a Japanese floral print lover, we thought you’d be interested in  this wonderful exhibition taking place in Boston, USA, dedicated to the oeuvre: Flowers and Festivals…

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How cute is this?

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Summer Lovin’

Erte, Paris, c.1929. In 1910-2, Erte or Romain de Tirtoff (his real name), moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer.  He was 20. He made this decision despite strong objections from his father who wanted Romain to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer.  Romain assumed his pseudonym to avoid…

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New Re-use Models for Waste Plastic Packaging

Emma Lundgren, Royal College of Art, 2011. There is a growing generation of young women designers presenting innovative yet accessible ideas for reusing plastic waste materials as textile.  Employing an array of polymers, from nylon to HDPE, these creations offer exciting new models for re-use, the slowing of disposable materials’ metabolisms, localisation and inspiration. The…

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Our Next Workshop at the V&A

Eclectic prints by Emma Lundgren, Royal College of Art, 2011. Eclecticism, postmodernism and engineered prints are working their way into our exciting new plans for the next Slow Textiles/makeitdigital textile design course. Due to take place exclusively at the V&A, this cutting edge course, Born To Be Wild (and open to everyone), is designed in tandem with the forthcoming…

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Exquisite Textiles at the Royal College of Art

Temperley Brides, 2011. The RCA Degree Show opens this week, June 24th, at Kensington Gore, London. A wealth of inspiration and future talent, this is the MA Textiles show to see – in the world! Think of Alice Temperley.  She’s a RCA graduate of 1999 and look where she is now. Pippa Middleton wears Temperley, the Royal…

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The Politics of Fashion

The first lady of politics and fashion to catch the Earth Day surge of 1970s environmentalism and dress receives an CBE from the Queen today celebrating 30 years of pro-ecological and sustainable fashion/textiles activity.

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Slow Textiles to launch the Slow Design School in 2012

Slow School Pdf http://www.scribd.com/embeds/56653174/content?start_page=1&view_mode=slideshow&access_key=key-1w4lujavnvna6bzah5mu (function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

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Future Scenarios for Synthetic Fibres, Fabrics and Materials

Members of the Slow Textiles Group, the V&A Conservation Department, the Museum of Design in Plastics, Pli Design, Cohda Design and key academics in Polymer Technology join together at the Arts University College Bournemouth on  May 18th 2011  to discuss Futureproof Plastics,  future scenarios for polymer technologies in  design, innovation and sustainability. You are warmly invited  to attend…

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The Story of Stuff

To watch the full version go to The Story of Stuff.

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New York, Delaunay Workshop?

Need we say more?

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Joie de Liberty – Design Your Own Scarf

Wear your own scarf design inspired by the Liberty prints on show  in the Cult of Beauty exhibition now showing at the V&A, London. In fact, why not learn how to design and make your own silk chiffon one with Slow Textiles Group members Melanie Bowles and Emma Neuberg on their exciting new textile design…

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Organic Cotton Farmers Seeking Buyers

If you’re interested to make contact with the farmers, please go to  info@justcleancotton.co.uk.

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