Loom: seminar

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This seminar brings together a panel of contemporary weavers to discuss their woven production methods and how it affects their practices.  From hand weaving to mill weaving, the loom is still the integral design tool for the modern weaver despite advances in digital technology. The day will explore how technology is balanced with tradition. Delegates will be able to join in conversation with the speakers, debating why it is still important to be hands on, and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of hand woven production.

Each speaker will illustrate their presentation.

The day will be chaired by Helen Foot, textile designer, lecturer and a contemporary hand-weaver.
When: Saturday May 3 10.30 – 4.30 pm
Where: Gallery 2, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud GL5 4AF

Speakers:
Kirsty McDougall of Dashing Tweeds. The company produces innovative suiting and bespoke fabrics that are sold to clients worldwide. The development of ‘lumatwill’, a reflective tweed suiting has led to a small collection of menswear accessories being designed and stocked in Dover Street Market in London and Comme Des Garcons Isetan in Tokyo. The company endeavours to work in collaboration with British mills and all production is done within the UK.

Franki Brewer is the technical weaver at Dash and Miller with a keen eye for geometry and surface pattern. Her graduate work was chosen by WGSN for their “Generation Now” report from New Designers that year. Since then, Franki has worked with a number of London-based hand-woven textile design studios, with tasks including consultancy for some of the most highly regarded RTW women swear mills in Europe. She has also designed for one of the UK’s most well-renowned bespoke interior design companies.

Juliet Bailey brings a conceptual, technique-based weaving approach to Dash and Miller with a passion for 3D structures and finishing processes. Juliet’s experience spans high-end bespoke fabric design for women swear in Paris and London, innovative and technical textile manufacture for womenswear and interiors in Switzerland, industrial design development for interiors in the Far East, and extensive freelance design for woven and printed textiles in the UK.

Holly Berry  designs and makes contemporary woven interiors products and fashion accessories using luxury natural fibres and an exciting colour pallet. Celebrating the art and heritage of woven textiles is important to Holly, and all pieces are traditionally woven at a 250 year old British mill or hand woven in her London studio. Holly uses graphic blocks to weave Morse-code messages into her textiles, embedding them with subtle storytelling and emotive connections. In 2010 Holly was selected by the Crafts Council UK to join the pioneering Hothouse programme for emerging makers.

Loom seminar is part of the SIT Select 2014
Tickets: £45 full price Concessions £38 includes tea & coffee Please bring your own lunch.
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