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11 November 2011 | PR 11/139

International textiles conference to examine traditional skills

An international conference examining the role of traditional skills in modern textiles is taking place at Loughborough University.

Organised by the School of the Arts Textiles Research Group, the two day symposium starts on November 16.  Through a series of illustrated presentations and panel discussions by leading artists, designers, researchers and technologists, the event will seek to explore and define the role of hand skills and the value of process in contemporary textiles.

Speaking about the conference Dr Faith Kane, a member of the Textiles Research Group, said: “With delegates from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, India, Denmark and the UK, we are looking forward to a stimulating and thought provoking event.  We hope it will inspire and influence directions in research, teaching and enterprise within the field of textile design.”

The symposium will coincide with a second showing of the research group’s recent TRIP exhibition, taking place in the Loughborough Design School gallery space.

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For further information contact:

Judy Wing
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228697
E: J.L.Wing@lboro.ac.uk 

Kerry Walton
School of the Arts
T: 01509 228935
E: K.Walton@lboro.ac.uk

Notes for editors:

1. Keynote speakers at the conference include author Bradley Quinn, designer Margo Selby and Emma Henderson, designer at Matthew Williamson.

2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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