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Texprint Winners 2016: Weave

Jacob Monk_ winner of The Woolmark Company Texprint Award 2016_172Chloe FrostWeave graduates, Jacob Monk (Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Textile Design) and Chloe Frost, (MA, Royal College of Art) were both awarded Texprint top prizes by Martin Leuthold, Artistic Director of Jakob Schlaepfer. Jacob won the Woolmark Company Texprint Award and Chloe the Texprint Colour Award

Martin Leuthold stated “It is an honour to give these prizes. I have been in the industry for 50 years and I still enjoy it. And it is great to see the future in the Texprint designers. If you have creativity you can survive – you don’t have to be a big star: you have to be your own star. You give your heart to your ideas, and then you have the pleasure to give it away.”

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Exhibition: Theo Wright- Weavelength

Theo Wright - When Waves Collide 2 lo resWeavelength is the first solo exhibition by weaver Theo Wright, taking place at the Craft Central Gallery, London

Dates: 9-13 November 2016.

The exhibition features a series of handwoven artworks from a new project, When Waves Collide as well as work from an earlier project, Permutations, both based on ideas in mathematics.

Theo will be present at the gallery to demonstrate the weaving process on a table loom during the exhibition and will have a range of handwoven work for sale.

When Waves Collide
When Waves Collide is a new project supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Coventry City Council. A collection of 13 wall-mounted textiles shows a range of different types of interaction between two waveforms.

Sine waves are woven into the structure of each textile and the project looks at what happens when two different waves interact. The waves are incorporated in both the warp and weft of each work, forming patterns of circles and waves that intersect across the fabric.

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Textile Institute Talk: The Bristol Weaving mill

64fee7_4791f5960f6940f8b7639bffb50aa2caTextile Institute – London South East England Section 

The Bristol Weaving Mill: Britain’s first all female weaving mill and the relevance of hand weaving in modern textile manufacturing

In 2009, designers Juliet Bailey and Franki Brewer combined their hand-weaving and industrial experience to form Dash & Miller, a studio specialising in the design and development of woven fabrics for fashion and interiors.

Six years later in 2015, such was their success, the design duo opened their own industrial production facility – The Bristol Weaving Mill – the first cloth weaving mill to operate in Bristol for 90 years, where they weave bespoke cloth for a variety of end-uses.

Juliet and Franki will talk about how they got to this point – how their studio work had quickly developed providing woven textile design and consultancy across the UK, Europe, USA, and Asia, working with such companies as Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, and Louis Vuitton, as well as producing custom woven fabrics in collaboration with Stephen Walters & Sons, the oldest surviving silk mill in Britain – and how they were able to set up their own mill, and the relevance of hand weaving in modern textile manufacturing.

Date:  Wednesday 5 October 2016
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm until 8.30pm

London College of Fashion – Room G05
272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EX

Entrance: Members and Students Free
Non Members £5

To book contact Bill Bohm:   E: billbohm@textileinstitute.org

Image: The Bristol Weaving Mill

Weave Studio Open: Peckham Festival

WN 01_OPEN STUDIOSThe Weavers|Nest is a Textiles Lab housing a George Wood Dobby loom, dedicated to the development and construction of woven pieces.

They are open to commissions and collaborations with textiles designers, fashion designers, artists and architects.

They will be welcoming visitors from Friday the 9th (6-9PM) until the Sunday the 11th (11AM-6PM).
Fabrics are currently being woven in collaboration with a fashion designer, and this is a great opportunity to see the loom at work.

Address: Copeland Park – Bussey Studios, 133 Rye Lane SE15 4ST, Unit BGG
Visit Peckham Festival: www.peckhamfestival.org/whatson/openstudios

Job: Weave Lecturer – Loughborough University

934_1398School of the Arts, English and Drama

The School of the Arts, English and Drama are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Textiles.

Textiles at Loughborough has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, with outstanding graduate prospects and good recruitment. The well-established team has a commitment to high quality teaching and the BA Textiles Innovation & Design programme has recently topped the national ranking in the Guardian League table 2017 Fashion & Textiles category, as number 1 in the UK.

The successful candidate will contribute to and enhance the research, teaching and enterprise activities of the School of Arts, English and Drama, in the area of Textiles, with particular reference to Woven Textiles Design practice, and in support of the University Strategy, Building Excellence.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Alison Yarrington by email at A.Yarrington@lboro.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 Sept 2016. This has been extended.
Interviews will be held in October 2016.

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