When the idea of a Textile Society UK first emerged in the 1980s, founding Chair Lou Taylor recalls the ‘impenetrable’ academic voids that existed between university textile historians and makers/designers. But as the society established its roots in 1982 and built its foundations, Hazel Clark of Parsons School of Design, New York describes the ‘energetic and collaborative space’ that the society has come to engender; ‘to share and publish new research and ideas’ and ‘weave us all together across time and space’.
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