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‘Contemporary Weaving Patterns’ – Margo Selby

Margo Selby has written her first book. ‘Contemporary Weaving Patterns – weaving with colour and texture’. The book was launched on 15th December 2011 and includes 150 different fabric ideas that can be created over 25 warps. Margo will be selling signed copies in her studio, shop and gallery in Bloomsbury as well as through her online store.

Over the last decade, Margo Selby has been developing fabric constructions and textures on handlooms and then taking these into production for distribution to her own shop and studio and to outlets all over the world

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Katie Vale – Anthropologie Display Coordinator

Katie Vale graduated in 2009 having specialised in weave on the BA (Hons) Textile Design course at Central Saint Martins. She went on to work for the American retail company URBN in their first ever European Anthropologie store as their Display Coordinator in Regent Street.

This store opened in October 2009 and since then she has worked on all the interior display and window design elements from research and development through to installation. Although her work is not strictly designed through the process of weave in the traditional sense she manages to incorporate the skill set she learnt from weave wherever possible.

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Graduate or Experienced Textile / Surface Pattern Designer Wanted


For a client based in Mumbai, India – one of the Top Furnishing Fabric Mills in the World supplying all the major brands in the UK – who is offering 3 UK designers the opportunity of a 9 Months to 1 year contract to work  in the Design Studio at his mill from end Jan 2012 – this can be extended as many designers do – if you like the work and they like you. You will be creating new designs and colourways and will be given UK clients to look after ie working to briefs given by customers such as Harlequin and Prestigious and you will be communicating directly with the design teams of these major UK companies.

Over the last 7 years Diane Harding has sent many graduates to India – so you can talk to them about their experiences before you decide to take the job.  Many of them have returned to the UK and with this experience on their CV have found excellent design jobs within the industry for example for Romo & Harlequin.

All that is required is that you have a degree in Surface Pattern, Weave, Embroidery or Print design with excellent drawing skills.

First interviews will take place with myself during December and early January.

The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the client on Tuesday 17 January in Milton Keynes and the final 3 designers will travel out to India to join the other UK designers who have been working with the mill for several months – asap after that  (end Jan / beg Feb 2012)  at a time that is convenient for all parties.  Continue reading →