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Textile Institute Talk: Futuristic Textiles


































Bill Macbeth will outline some of the ground breaking technology developments happening in Yorkshire including the world firsts in true 3D weaving system  to create components for the aerospace and automotive sectors and the Laser Plasma technology producing dry waterproof and fire retardant treatments using no fluorocarbons.   Bill will also introduce the forensic anti counterfeit treatment utilising restructured botanical DNA.

Symposium: Threads and Codes

Scan10006Threads and Codes Symposium at Goldsmiths, London, March 6th 2015
Research symposium: Threads and Codes

Time: 10am-6pm
Venue: 137 Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Register online (by 1st March):
Price: £7 (£5 concessions), including lunch.

The Weaving Codes, Coding Weaves project explores the practices of weaving and computer programming together, considering both looms and computers as algorithmic environments for creative work with pattern.

The connection between computing and the Jacquard loom is well known, but the project researchers want to go deeper in history and philosophy, to investigate traditional work with threads for its digital nature, including the genesis of discrete mathematics in ancient looms.

This will provide an unravelling of contemporary technology, finding an alternative account of computer programming with its roots in arts and craft. On this basis this symposium will investigate contemporary theoretical points where textile and code-based crafts connect.

All interested researchers and practitioners are warmly invited to join the project for Threads and Codes, an all-day symposium which will consist of diverse talks and panels exploring the above topics, co-organised by Dr Ellen Harlizius-Klück (International co-investigator), Dr Alex McLean (principal investigator) and Prof Janis Jefferies (project partner). The results of the symposium will feed into a special issue of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture.
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Bonnie Kirkwood: Première Vision

BONNIE KIRKWOOD 2 - CopyBonnie Kirkwood is exhibiting at Première Vision Designs 2015  (previously Indigo) to launch her new spring summer 2016 collection of hand woven designs for the global fashion market. She had previously shown there as a Texprint winner.

This London based textile company , specialises in bespoke woven textile design and fabric consultancy for the fashion and interior industries.

Bonnie’s woven collections illustrate a high awareness of the market, with stimulating use of colour. Her signature styles range from intricate patterns in silks, innovative textures in wool, to finest weaves in linen and cotton. Combined with specific yarn and quality selection,these fabrics have global appeal.

Working internationally for the high end contemporary fashion and interior industries, through appointment and international trade fairs Bonnie offers a diverse service, encompassing design, development and production of woven fabric from commercial through to luxury level.
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