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Textiles: New Research Strategies

Doing research or thinking of doing research?

Sat 4th May 2019

Wellcome Conference Centre,
183 Euston Road,
London NW1



Doing research or thinking of doing research?

The Textile Society is keen to capture the essence of current research activity in Britain and Ireland.

To celebrate, encourage, explore and support on-going research into textiles in all their diversity The Textile Society is funding a research symposium at the Wellcome Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 (opposite Euston Station) on Saturday 4 May 2019.

The programme includes

Jenny Ross-Nevan
To what extent is Norwich Castle Study Centre relevant as a resource for Textile Design students?

Catherine Howard. Masters Student
A study of Silk ribbon collections at the Herbert Museum, Coventry.

Gina Pierce. PhD student, UCA Farnham
Engaging with the textile archive, using practice to bring new insights and understanding of the artefacts.

Lisa Mason. Assistant Curator, National Museums Scotland
Forming a collection of Modernist textiles to fill prominent gaps in the permanent collections of National Museums Scotland.

Bridget Long. Visiting Research Fellow, University of Herts
Learning to Sew at the House of Refuge, or domestic training in the 18th century.

Linda Brassington. Artist, lecturer and PhD candidate UCA Farnham
Exploring metaphorical and performance meanings in resist-dyeing and indigo.

Rebecca Devaney. Researcher, artist and teacher, MFA in Textile Art and Artefact, Dublin (2015)
Bordados: the personal, cultural and historical narratives that are revealed through the embroidered textiles of Mexico.

Gina Nadal Fernandez. PhD student MMU
An exploration of the ways in which emotional experience can be designed into jacquard-woven textiles using digital coding.

Melisssa Cole MA. Bath Spa University
A study which, using a variety of approaches, examines whether interior textiles can ease anxiety at home and in the healthcare sector.

Connie Karol Burks. V & A
Adjusting the Focus: Fabrics in Fashion. A research project which aims to highlight the importance of textiles to fashion objects, with the intention of prompting greater attention and consideration of the fabrics of fashion.

We look forward to welcoming our speakers and delegates

Registration begins at 9.30am
Dr. Brenda King will open the proceedings at 10.30am.
Coffee, lunch and tea will be provided.

Booking is essential