Educating the changing world in the science of colour

SDC Midlands Region Centenary Celebration 1919-2019

Date: 20 November 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University


Colouring the Future

Founded just after the end of World War I, we are pleased to celebrate 100 years of the SDC Midlands Region.

Free to attend, this seminar will bring together a range of speakers from the breadth of industry and academia within the region, focusing on design and technical developments.

Speakers include:

Daniel Matthews, Print Designer, Joules.
Daniel’s talk ‘The use of colour in design, through to end product’ will outline how colour is used in Joules’ design process, to how they deal with challenges faced to get the perfect colour in production.

Dr Kate Wells, Programme Leader for the MA Fashion and Textiles, College of Arts, University of Derby.
Kate’s talk ‘Shibori: Digital Interventions’ will cover how the hand-process of tied and clamped resists have been reproduced through digital intervention of CAD and CAM processes for 21st Century Textiles and, are these new designs losing the qualities that hand dyeing produced or gaining other improved design qualities.

Plus speakers from Verivide, Speedo and Romo

We are now taking bookings for this event. To reserve your place please complete the online booking form.

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Daniel Matthews
Daniel went to the University of Huddersfield and graduated in 2014 with a first class BA Hons in Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors. He also represented the UK in Huizhou, China in the grand final of the SDC International Design Competition in 2014.

Daniel has worked at Joules for 5 years since graduating university, honing his craft in Print Design, specialising in Ladies Accessories and Ladies Footwear.

Dr Kate Wells
Dr Kate Wells is an expert in the fields of coloration & textile print design and technology. Author of the international book ‘Fabric Dyeing & Printing’ she has actively promoted the dissemination of research and new developments within the field of textiles, coloration and design education. As a result in 2010 was awarded the Society of Dyers and Colourists prestigious ‘Silver Medal’ for prolonged valuable contributions to education in the area of coloration. An active researcher specialising in shibori processes, Kate believes in ‘Slow Textiles’ and ‘Digital Craft’ researching into sustainable and ethical production methods combined with natural dyes and organic, sustainable and recycled sourcing.

With over thirty years experience working at some of the most prestigious Design Universities in the United Kingdom, her extensive knowledge of textile design and associated technology has led to employment as a designer and technical consultant for many International Fashion & Textile Designers.


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