LIBERTY Lates | Why Lace is a Smart Textile

18:00 to 19:30 on 29 November 2018

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LIBERTY Lates | Why Lace is a Smart Textile
Sarah Taylor in collaboration with Sara Robertson

Explore LIBERTY Art Fabrics & Fashion exhibition at this special evening viewing with the Smart Textiles team at Edinburgh Napier University.

Lace is not only a fashion fabric but also a touchstone for tradition, from christening gowns to mourning veils. The subject of a major exhibition at Bath’s Fashion Museum in 2018, lace is now the focus of 21st century innovation as the chosen material with which to advance large scale commercial manufacture of smart textiles in Scotland. Join Sarah Taylor, from Edinburgh Napier University to discover the latest developments in light-emitting textiles that combine optical and digital technologies.

Sarah Taylor is a design practitioner and Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University who has conducted pioneering research into the application of fibre optics within woven textile structures. She has worked in the field of e-textiles for over 20 years, specialising in light-emitting textiles. Her collaborative work is in public collections including including Aberdeen Art Gallery, the National Museum of Scotland and the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee. is a design practitioner and Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University who has conducted pioneering research into the application of fibre optics within woven textile structures. She has worked in the field of e-textiles for over 20 years, specialising in light-emitting textiles. Her designs are in public collections including the National Maritime Museum and National Museums Scotland.

Admission to the talk is free with your Liberty Late ticket. Seating is unreserved, please arrive early to secure a space.

6pm – Access to Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashion exhibition

6.15pm – Talk in South Gallery

7.30pm – Exhibition closes

Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.

  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Dovecot Foundation
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