Pattern, Textiles & Fashion on Film

Quentin Jones for Kenzo Pre-Fall 2012


You may have noticed that we embrace animation and film narratives as integral to contemporary textiles practice. This is because textiles manifest time and story-telling in their very DNA. Even digital code is textiles inasmuchas each pixel echoes the needlepoint stitch or punchcard hole in order to make the image whole.

Last year we showcased our resident textile animator Tania Grace Knuckey’s witty, subtle and evocative textile animations at our Slow Studio Cinema event. Knuckey says: “I have to put timelines into textiles to bring them alive!”

Have a look through London designer Quentin Jones’ amazing sequences and visit the Slow Studio on April 20th to see more of this inspirational and exciting genre!


Quentin Jones for Nowness 2012
Quentin Jones for Penhaligon 2012
Quentin Jones for Holly Fulton 2012


We’re delighted to announce that TSTG joins the iconic London Printworks Trust for the
Slow Design School Stitch & Book Club this weekend!
Our Slow Design School students follow in the footsteps of Great British designers such as Pat Albeck, Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunders, Eley Kishimoto and Zandra Rhodes who have all worked with London Printworks Trust to develop their stunning textile collections!
Each of those designer’s work is so diverse, and many others’ who have worked with LPT,  yet all display a mix of lyricism, wit and energy that is quintessentially British. That’s what makes them so timeless, iconic and desirable!
The London Printworks Trust is synonymous with nurturing and promoting these qualities so it is with great excitement and honour that TSTG has their first Practice+Theory event there this Saturday!
There’s no advert for this event as it’s exclusive to the Slow Design School Programme however, we’ll be putting some pics on Twitter for you to enjoy!
Holly Fulton, Counter Feat, London Printworks Trust, 2011.
Jonathan Saunders, Counter Feat,  2011.
             Eley Kishimoto, Counter Feat, London Printworks Trust, 2011.
Zandra Rhodes, Counter Feat, London Printworks Trust, 2011.


Slow Design School Open Day This Saturday!

YOU are invited to the Slow Design School Open Day this Saturday at 3pm in
West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom!

If you’re not in the United Kingdom, just ask for a login link and we’ll send you a recording
of the event!

Meet like-minded people, learn new things, develop your practice, get access to the theoretical framework of sustainable design, ideate, collaborate, exhibit and get funding through the Slow Studio platform!

Send an email with Open Day as the subject to guarantee your place!

A Slow Studio Ideation Day, 2011!

The Slow Textiles Group Print Room Cinema Tania Grace Knuckey Premiere!

TSTG just had a wonderful Textiles Talk from award-winning textiles animator, Tania Knuckey
in the Slow Studio’s Print Room Cinema!
Tania’s vision is to bring dynamism to textiles through film-making and animation.

This a small snippet of one of her many amazing textile films being screened at the Slow Studio Cinema yesterday! This was the first public ‘cinema’ viewing of her film collection and it was sensational!

The next Slow Studio Cinema showing is Dec 1st where you can see a collection of Textiles in Fast Fashion movies! Come, SEE!