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21st Century Textiles to take place at Stroud College
Apr '08
One Day Symposium - 21st Century Textiles will be held on May 10th 2008.

Five shining stars in the world of contemporary textiles, each at the peak of their career and at the forefront of contemporary textiles, will be presenting at a one day symposium, which will explore new directions and new thinking, and encourage lots of debate and discussion, during this year's Stroudwater International Textile Festival.

Participating Speakers are: Marie O'Mahony
Marie is an independent consultant specialising in advanced textiles and technology. Writer, curator, lecturer. Co writer 'Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion & Design' Presentation: Collaboration – the Future of Textiles

- Sarah E Braddock Clarke
Writer, curator & lecturer. Co-author of 'Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion & Design' with Marie O'Mahony. Sarah will be focusing on new materials and their applications to fashion and art.

Presentation: 'The New Flexibles'materials and techniques will be discussed & samples brought to experience their handle and construction

- Rebecca Earley
Designer and Reader of Textiles Environment Design (TED) at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Curator Crafts Council's 'Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK'

Presentation: Textiles and the Environment, and the role and responsibility of the textile designer in the future

- Sally Freshwater
Principal Lecturer at School of Art & Design, University of Hertfordshire and Programme Leader on MA Art Practices. She uses textiles in large site-specific structures, working with architects and architect practices.

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