Slow Textiles at the V&A

We are delighted to announce that Slow Textiles Group members, Melanie Bowles and Emma Neuberg are running an exciting and pioneering course at the Sackler Centre, V&A, for 8 weeks in Autumn 2010.

This blends old and new techniques for transforming textiles for apparel and interiors’ applications being mindful of slow and fast processes and methodologies.

The course is inspired by Les Ballets Russes textile designs of the 1910s and 1920s on show concurrently in the galleries.

Check our BLOG for listings.

Slow Textiles Conference Defines New Parameters

Dr Emma Neuberg’s presentation to print and share:

The Slow Textiles Conference (May 8 and 9th, 2010), held at the Stroud International Textiles Festival, stimulates exciting new definitions and parameters for textiles and its related practice in design, craft, industry and design education.

Leading figures in the practice, research and analysis of Slow Textiles gathered this weekend in the historic British textiles town of Stroud for presentation of new research, discussion and dissemination.

Outcomes and reflections of the event to be published soon.

NB If you were a participant and or delegate on May 8th and 9th and are awaiting correspondence, the silence means that we have the wrong email address for you. Please email emma_at_myfirstworkofart.com your correct contact details. Thank you.

London Patchwork Quilting Workshop – All Levels Welcome

You are invited to join our last patchwork afternoon for 2010 just north of Portobello Docks in London.

In celebration of Quilts: 1700 – 2010 at the V&A.

All levels welcome.

All vintage and contemporary fabrics supplied.

Saturday June 19th, 2 til 4.15pm.

Just £15.

For venue details and booking click HERE.


Join us to start projects, develop projects and think about finishing projects.

(Two delicious cafes next door).