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All Female British Weaving Mill & the Relevance of Hand Weaving Today



bristol weaving mill talk

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.

The talk will take place on:

Wednesday 5 October 2016

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

M: 07786715264 T: 0208 4495968

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