Puff & Flock Workshops for DesignersBlock 2011

Puff & Flock are very excited to be running a series of workshops at this years DesignersBlock at the fantastic Farmiloe building in Clerkenwell, London. The show runs for Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th as part of the London Design Festival which starts today.  For free entry to DesignersBlock please register here before Wednesday 21st. 

We will also be running the Puff Up Shop, a souvenir shop offering gorgeous goods, mostly limited edition, from our workshop participants, vintage DesignersBlock t-shirts and the newly released Love London book, tea towels and aprons in strictly limited editions from Barbara Chandler. The shop will be located in the outside courtyard in the large inflatable cube courtesy of Inflate.

Each day has it's own blog post detailing information on what is happening and how to book. Some are first come first serve, a couple you have to book as numbers are limited. Please contact us at info@puffandflock.com if you have any questions. Below is out first post for Future Textiles Thursday!

Thursday 22nd 

Future Textiles Thursday hosted by POSTextiles

POSTextiles is a collective of exuberant textile designers whose innovative practice interrogates established perceptions of the discipline and what it means to be a textile designer of the 21st Century.  Graduating this summer from the groundbreaking MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, our designers are material craftswomen, critical thinkers, futurists, design researchers, stylists and more! The hybrid approach of our practice between science, technology, philosophy and craft is grounded in aesthetic sensibilities and inherent codes of textile design. This has inspired the cultivation of original ideas that make tangible the most poignant of our social, ethical and environmental future.  

Debate - The Possibilities of Textiles Today 
Time: 12-12:40pm 
How Many: 20 People 
Join the designers of POSTextiles for a debate on the possibilities of textile design today.  Considering their own work as a starting point for discussion the designers will talk about the issues they explore through the medium of textile design.  During this event the audience will be invited to participate in this informal discussion and to critically engage with the issues raised by the work of the collective.  With influences from biotechnology, to the senses and the workings of the unconscious mind, this group of designers demonstrates just how versatile and powerful this discipline can be. 

Styling Workshop
Time: 2 - 3:30PM
How Many: 15 People

Join the designers from POSTextiles for a practical styling workshop. The idea of this session is to get people to consider how you can produce beautiful imagery in a way that doesn't have to be high tech or expensive. Using evocative theme ideas to get participants creative juices following, and working with a range of easily sourced materials, we will be working towards the production of a selection of great images or videos.  This session will consider the power of styling to communicate ideas and demonstrate easy techniques of how this can be achieved.  At the end of the session all the images and videos will be uploaded onto a digital platform so that people can view the exciting results!

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