Textile Institute Talk: The Bristol Weaving mill

64fee7_4791f5960f6940f8b7639bffb50aa2caTextile Institute – London South East England Section 

The Bristol Weaving Mill: Britain’s first all female weaving mill and the relevance of hand weaving in modern textile manufacturing

In 2009, designers Juliet Bailey and Franki Brewer combined their hand-weaving and industrial experience to form Dash & Miller, a studio specialising in the design and development of woven fabrics for fashion and interiors.

Six years later in 2015, such was their success, the design duo opened their own industrial production facility – The Bristol Weaving Mill – the first cloth weaving mill to operate in Bristol for 90 years, where they weave bespoke cloth for a variety of end-uses.

Juliet and Franki will talk about how they got to this point – how their studio work had quickly developed providing woven textile design and consultancy across the UK, Europe, USA, and Asia, working with such companies as Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, and Louis Vuitton, as well as producing custom woven fabrics in collaboration with Stephen Walters & Sons, the oldest surviving silk mill in Britain – and how they were able to set up their own mill, and the relevance of hand weaving in modern textile manufacturing.

Date:  Wednesday 5 October 2016
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm until 8.30pm

London College of Fashion – Room G05
272 High Holborn

Entrance: Members and Students Free
Non Members £5

To book contact Bill Bohm:   E: billbohm@textileinstitute.org

Image: The Bristol Weaving Mill

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