British Textile Design with Wallace Sewell

Thursday 9 November | 6–8pm



Join Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell to discuss the Wallace Sewell Studio approach to colour, collaboration, and creating textiles for fashion and furnishings in the 21st century. This event marks the 25th anniversary of the company and accompanies a major new display of the Studio’s work at the Museum.

Wallace Sewell is a woven textile design studio founded in 1992 by textile designers Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell. Inspired by the colours and textures of the countryside and cityscapes, and influenced by the aesthetic and ideology of the Bauhaus period, Wallace Sewell weave innovative fabrics using traditional techniques. Wallace Sewell patterns adorn everything from scarves, throws and cushions to Transport for London moquettes, and their textiles can be found in over 200 stockists worldwide, from Tate to MOMA. In this talk Wallace-Jones and Sewell discuss the designs that have inspired them, their training in textiles at the Royal College of Art, and the changing context for their work over the last 25 years.

This is an unmissable opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a designer in the modern age and what it takes to run a textile studio and work in partnership.

The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the Wallace Sewell 25 Years of British Textile Design display and Louise Dahl Wolfe exhibition. The talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including an opportunity to ask questions. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition and guests are welcome to view this before or after the talk.

Price £15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
Guests are welcome to view Louise Dahl-Wolfe before or after the talk.

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Numbers are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about this event please complete our enquiry form.

Images (c) Wallace Sewell, 2017

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