Pattern to Print. The story of David Evans, Crayfords silk printers FINAL WEEK

© Bexley Museum Collection courtesy of Bexley Heritage TrustWhen David Evans silk printing factory in Crayford closed in 2001, Bexley Heritage Trust rescued many  pieces of silk history from the skip. This exhibition showcases 150 years of pattern history from the David Evans archives including work for Liberty’s, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Holland and Holland and Sir Elton John.   The exhibition also features work made by today’s designers inspired by the archive including work by J W Anderson for Topshop.  This exhibition is packed full of print magic so hurray along to see it before it closes on the March 16 2014.

Bexley Heritage Trust, Hall Place & Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ

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New Exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

artist-textiles-spotlight-openThe history of art in 20th century textiles is traced in the new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum with work by Alexander Calder, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Barbara Hepworth, and Henri Matisse.

Artist Textiles engaged ordinary people with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before this is an exhibition not to be missed !

Exhibition Dates: 31 January – 17 May 2014

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Kangan Arora launches a new collection of prints for Heal’s

MODERN-CRAFT-KanganThis week Kangan Arora is launching her new collection of exclusive screen printed textiles at Heal’s – one of London’s finest furniture stores, with a long history of collaboration with leading contemporary designers. The new limited edition cushions are designed and hand screen-printed in London and beautiful quilted and embroidered by master craftsmen of Northern India.

To celebrate the launch of the collection Kangan will be running in-store screen printing demonstrations at Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road as part of the Modern Craft Market. You can hand screen print your own tote bags from 12pm onwards on 4th, 5th, 9th, 14th and 15th February.

 

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Exhibition Opening – What is Textiles?

tumblr_inline_mz4std3X6Z1qi6s1lTextiles Collective Kalopsia open their latest exhibition showcasing contemporary textiles work from around the world this weekend in Edinburgh.   The exhibition runs from the 1 – 15 February 2014 in their new gallery space in Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh.

Also watch out for Kalopsia Collective open call for submissions to their Textiles Photography Exhibition in March 2014 (Deadline Monday 3rd of February 2014).

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Last weeks of Club to Catwalk at the V&A London

Club-to-Catwalk-exhibition-at-the-V-and-A_2Bold 1980s London fashion is currently on show at the V&A with 85 outfits by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.  The show closes on the 16 February 2014 so get to the V&A quick to brighten up your January !

 

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East London Printmakers Open Studio 2013

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On 5th December from 6 ’til late East London Printmakers will be hosting a festive open studio.  The  East London Printmaker’s annual Box Set will be launched along with a Christmas £10 proof sale!

This is a great chance to see inside one of London’s great printmaking resources and pick up some art at the same time !

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The new Clothworkers Centre is open !

The Clothworkers’ Centre for the study and conservation of Textiles and Fashion is now open at Blythe House, Olympia London. To see the V&A’s archive of Textiles and Fashion you can visit by making an appointment here.

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Thames Barrier Print Studio – Open Studios 2013

tbpsThe Thames Barrier Print Studio have just announced the dates for their Open Studio this year. The studio is part of the Second Floor Studios and Arts. The studio will be open to the public on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November from 11am – 6pm. Find out more information here.

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Kitty Joseph Spring Summer 2014

Kitty JosephThe fun bright prints of Kitty Joseph’s Spring Summer 2014 collection have just been profiled in IDOL magazine. Check out this great interview here.

 

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ao textiles: Sustainable Design in the London Design Festival

mineral design fabric on sofa As part of the London Design Festival, ao textiles will be creating a working installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum Sackler Centre on Friday 20 September, 11.00-16.00

ao textiles create innovative and contemporary textiles with sustainability at
the heart of all designs. This event lets you drop in to explore their practice through a
series of demonstrations using natural dyes, hand marbling, block printing
and couture embroidery.

www.aotextiles.com

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