Archive for January, 2010

A selection of links to people and organisations. Kate Fletcher Design studio and consultancy for ecologically sustainable fashion and textiles. Sustainable Textiles article Eco Textile News ICIS Resources Textiles Environment Design – research at Chelsea School of Art. Great website full of resources and facts.

Just discovered that the Droog Design collective did a Go Slow demonstration at the 2004 International Furniture Fair in Milan.   Most things seem to be pointing towards the Netherlands at the moment..I feel a research trip coming on…

Visited the Taking Time: Craft and The Slow Revolution exhibition at Birmingham Art Gallery 2.1.10.     The introduction to the exhibition in the catalogue reads as follows: the exhibition ‘considers how contemporary craft making practices embrace similar values and philosophies to those supported by the Slow Movement. Both think through where things are made and […]

    It’s impossible to explore designers using felt in architectural contexts without discussing Joseph Beuys.  In the book ‘Filz, Arts, Crafts and Design’ ed Katharina Thomas states: ‘one might be tempted to ask whether the rediscovery of a material which long before Joseph Beuys declared it a symbol of warmth, life, cosiness and security […]

  Over the last few years a lack of studio space and technical resources has meant that I have been producing small textile samples.  Now, with the opportunity to produce textiles on a larger scale I have started to consider how big could my work be?  Why limit myself? Subsequently, I have started to investigate […]