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Select Showcase & Conference

Showcase Sophie Z 4Select Showcase opens in Cheltenham in the historic Cheltenham Town Hall running for 3 days: 23rd – 25th October.

Presented by SITselect the Showcase will be a 3 day festival,  bringing individual maker stands plus a stimulating mix of talks, workshops, demonstrations. There is also a  one day conference.

There are 78 makers’ stands, 4 Colleges of Art and Design showing graduate’s work, an area featuring World Textile stands and exhibitions of contemporary craft work. There is the chance to learn something new, buy something extraordinary, or just admire the outstanding creativity of our designers and crafts people.

A major part of the Showcase is a series of talks with speakers immersed in the world of weaving.

Rethreaded series of talks
Friday 23rd  offers a series of stimulating talks around weaving journeys.

In Conversation Penny Wheeler & Maryrose Watson

Chair: Theo Wright
Penny Wheeler is a hand-loom weaver and artist who explores the complexities of the craft whilst also subverting the conventions of the discipline.
Maryrose and Penny will be in conversation with Theo Wright discussing how they work, the freedom and limitations of working within a grid and how colour informs their practice.

Jilly Edwards in conversation with Ismini Samanidou
Two tapestry greats delve into their different methods of working.
Jilly is a tapestry weaver and Ismini a weaver both hand weaving and jacquard. They have a shared language and a common understanding through threads.
Chaired by Felicity Aylieff
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From Back to Front: Online Exhibition

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Commissioned by the American Tapestry Alliance and the Laffer Curatorial Program

From Back to Front is an online curatorial project which gathers together recent examples of tapestry weaving that expose their construction: warp threads are left dangling, even the frame of the loom remains integral to some finished works. These visible traces remind us of the vast potential of the woven structure.

Exhibitors include Ann Cathrin November Hoibo, Emelie Rondahl (pictured above), Jennifer Hunt, Katharine Swailes, Lucy Brown, Nicole Pyles & Tonje Hoydahl Sorli.

The exhibition is curated by Jessica Hemmings

Text and images from The American Tapestry Alliance website. All photo credits can be found on the sitec141752e-6cf9-4ba0-a573-1f463f33e9cc

Magee Weaving: Vacancy – Senior Designer

magee shuttles_ loomMagee Weaving, celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2016, is a small specialised mill in Co Donegal, Ireland weaving high quality, colourful, natural fibre fabrics with a strong Design team and a skilled workforce.

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Textile Designer.

The likely candidate will currently be operating at senior management or Board level in a sales development/design role with a good current knowledge of the high end apparel market.

Applications to Ann Harley – before 31st July 2015.


Competition: Bristol Tweed

Farm8byAlexIngram2014-2low resBristol Cloth have launched an open competition to design a Tweed for Bristol. The cloth will be a 100% wool fabric of classic heritage-inspired design, prioritising locally sourced materials and manufacturing processes from the South West of the UK.

Design Brief
What does Bristol’s social fabric look like?
What kind of cloth does Bristol need?
How would you weave Bristol?
What woven designs were traditionally borne out of the South West?

The winning Bristol Cloth design will encapsulate the  very diverse city, while also referencing traditional woven design. Participants will choose their own starting point from which to explore a design theme and follow Bristol Cloth’s Instagram for inspiration.

The Bristol Cloth will be broadly and commercially appealing to local designer-makers, local brands and retailers as well as the general public with end use being for accessories, outerwear and/or interiors.

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Job: Senior Editor, Textiles – WGSN

WGSN_create_tomorrow_RGB[2]Job Description: Senior Editor, Textiles
Function: Content
Location: London
Reporting to: Head of Design & Youth Culture
Travel: International Assignments when required

Are you a Textiles expert with a 360-degree technical expertise in textiles design, techniques and finishes? Are you passionate about textiles design, trends and innovation with a proven understanding of the premium and commercial and textiles markets for womenswear and menswear? Do you have an active list of mill connections and an exceptional textiles address book of industry contacts? If you’re answering ‘yes’ to all these questions then WGSN has a unique global opportunity for you to consider.

WGSN is a global foresight business. Our experts provide deep insight and analysis of consumer, fashion and design trends. We inspire our clients to plan and trade their range with unparalleled confidence and accuracy. Together, we Create Tomorrow.

The Senior Editor will create exceptional content and provide expert textiles insight and analysis for subscribers. The role holder will be an ambassador for WGSN to further the credibility and recognition of the business with media interviews, presentations and the chairing of seminars and conferences. They should constantly strive to improve the content offering by intently understanding the global markets of WGSN subscribers.

With an innate understanding of their area of specialism, they are exceptionally articulate in both written and visual communication. Being highly skilled in interpreting the textile market they are sought out internally and externally, as a trusted industry expert. The Senior Editor will contribute and manage projects, providing direction in their area of expertise by building and maintaining strong, and global cross-department relationships.

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