San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
INFINITE AND VARIOUS
Bradford College Textile Archive Conference
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
For thousands of years, the hand of man had directly fashioned the materials of his apparel, but now by a wonderful combination of automatic machines, which obey, like willing slaves, the will of the master mind, a power of production so infinite and various, so prodigious in its operations and results, as to surpass the fabled power of the ancient Genii, or the marvels of Arabian story, has been attained.
History of the Worsted Manufacture in England, 1857, pages 323-333
The prodigious production James observed as the Industrial Revolution was in progress has led to an infinite and various amount of material held within textile archive collections, stimulating, in turn, infinite and various responses by current academic researchers, historians and designers.
This conference presents an exciting and eclectic collection of these responses.
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Kathryn Oldale, Principal, Bradford College
Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive, Royal School of Needlework
Opening the Box – Rediscovering the Work of David Smith, Pre and Post 1856 Watershed Dyer
Helen Farrar, Curator of Textiles, Bradford College Textile Archive
Pride, Precision, Productivity & Prosperity: Bradford’s Textile Education in 1900
Pam Brook, Curriculum Team Leader: Creative Industries, Bradford School of Arts and Media
Material Worth: Innovations in Textile Manufacture in the Aire & Worth Valleys
Hannah Lamb, Lecturer in Embroidered Design, Bradford School of Arts and Media
Using Textile Archives Creatively
Richard Ashworth, Colour Experience Manager, Society of Dyers & Colourists
Colour, an Introduction
Helen Parrott, Artist & Author
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Fragments of Intimacy: Exploring the Commonplace through a Dyer’s Notebook
Hind Robinson Collection and Bradford's Key Role in the Development and Manufacture of Rayon
Liz McIvor, Curator of Social History and Technology, Bradford Museums
Leopard for the Legions
Dr Brenda King, Chair, The Textile Society
Full Circle: India –England-India
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