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    • 16-Jan-2018
    • 13-Feb-2018


    This 4 week course (every Tuesday 6-8pm) will introduce you to the subject of fashion design and illustration.

    You will look at a brief history as well as styles that have influenced its development. Everyone will get a chance to experiment with drawing, tracing and collage. The journey will involve how we look at, and represent the body, clothing and accessories. This will lead onto some life drawing with quick poses with hints and tips to get a good image.

    From these sketches and your initial research, you will start to develop your own individual style so that you can illustrate your work.

    No previous knowledge or experience needed, this is the perfect opportunity to build up your portfolio.

    Book your space here.


    • 24-Jan-2018
    • 21-Feb-2018
    • Scottish Enterprise office Glasgow, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6HQ


    Interested in growing your business internationally but need help planning your next step? The Scottish Enterprsie Export Bootcamp could be your greatest asset. 

    The Export Bootcamp for companies with a product is a fast-paced programme run over three days between January and February 2018. It will give you the insights and inspiration needed to produce a robust export plan to drive your company’s growth in 2018 and beyond. You and your business will be put through your paces to ensure you’re well-prepared to exploit new market opportunities and compete on the international stage.

    The workshops will run on the following dates:

    Wednesday 24 January 2018

    Wednesday 7 February 2018

    Wednesday 21 February 2018

    Places on these workshops are limited. Sign up by 17 January 2018 to secure your place.

    Learn more here.


    • 26-Jan-2018
    • 29-Apr-2018
    • New Lanark Visitor Centre


    This stunning exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles with highlights including prints of work by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

    See over 200 rare pieces displayed in the UK, outwith London, for the first time.

    Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers.

    New Lanark are delighted that Artist Textiles will be the first exhibition to open the redeveloped Exhibition Gallery in 2018.

    For more information please click here.


    • 27-Jan-2018
    • 17-Mar-2018
    • Out of the Blue, Abbeymount Studios, 2 Easter Rd, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN



    This eight-week course is the perfect introduction to textile screen printing.

    The course starts with research methods, creating mood boards, through to introducing stencils, positive and negative images, exposed screens, elementary printing techniques and layering of imagery. The final collection of samples and technical notes is the basis for further study and practice. At the end of the course, you will have:

    • Developed ideas from sketches, mood board to finish fabric collection
    • Gained a basic knowledge of basic printing techniques and processes
    • Improved your use of texture, colour through a design practice
    • Created a series of fabric samples


    The price is £200 for eight sessions running on Saturdays.

    Learn more here.

    • 03-Feb-2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE


    Feast your eyes on the work of Edinburgh College Diploma students in a fantastic fashion show.

    Inspired by the diverse range of styles and media used by the artists represented, catwalk creations will be constructed and presented.

    Come and see the Textile and Fashion students take on techniques and materials conventional and unconventional.

    This event is free. No need to book - just drop in.



    [Image: Bronwen Sleigh, 'Nile Avenue Study I' etching, 2017]

    • 13-Feb-2018
    • 14-Feb-2018
    • The Hub, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8GX


    This is a free two-day introductory workshop from Scottish Enterprise on exporting, held in Aberdeen. Learn how to reach international markets with confidence. It covers areas such as: finance, contracts and logistics, how to effectively research and exploit international opportunities, what market entry options are right for your business, and how to develop your value proposition for international customers.

    In order to attend you will need to sign up for this workshop by 7th February 2018.

    Learn more here.


    • 28-Feb-2018
    • Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE


    Learn from the experts at the free Scottish Enterprise practical workshop focusing on how you can use your e-commerce website to boost international sales.

    You'll learn about the importance of SEO and social media and tips and advice on growing your business in international markets.

    Open to all Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions.

    Learn more here.

    • 01-Mar-2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Isleburgh Community Centre, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0EQ
    Register



    Textiles Scotland is delighted to be hosting our next Trends Masterclass focussing on market, creative and digital trends with industry expert Fiona Chautard.

    Due to popular demand we shall be hosting two masterclasses, in Glasgow and Shetland:

    This page is to book a space in Shetland - if you are looking for the Glasgow Masterclass please book here.


    Trends Masterclass 

    The Masterclass has been developed with Textiles Scotland for businesses who recognise the value of keeping themselves up to date with changing directional market driven trends and want to:

    • Expand their knowledge of the most influential international colour, fashion & lifestyle trends affecting the market place in 2018 and 2019
    • Review their own product range and product lifecycle relative to the influential market & fashion trends shown
    • Receive an overview of the most influential digital trends affecting e-commerce & social media


    Key Areas covered:

    • A summary of the most influential colour, fashion & interior trends affecting the international marketplace in 2019, including Spring/Summer 2019
    • An overview of the latest market & consumer trends which could influence the market place & demand for your products going forward


    Fiona Chautard


    Fiona is a designer & industry consultant who has been involved in the design, fashion and textile industry for over 25 years. She is a practising designer and business consultant, working with companies large & small helping them to develop product which is relevant for a fast changing marketplace.

    She is the Creative Director of Trends Radar, a new digital trends forecasting agency and is the consultant industry adviser for fashion, textiles & retail at Cultural Enterprise OfficeFashion Foundry, and Textiles Scotland.


    Book your space now

    Join us for a thorough and interesting analysis of market, fashion, interior & digital trends affecting the market place, highlighting directional colours, inspiration & influences for Spring / Summer 2019. There will be a chance for a select number of Shetland businesses to have a one-to-one with Fiona following the Masterclass.

    This will be a full day masterclass. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of the ticket.

    This event is open to all companies & individuals from all business sectors, with Textile Scotland members invited to attend at a discounted price. If you are not currently a member and would like to join please click here.

    Places for each Masterclass are limited so we recommend that you book early.

    Please contact kimberley@textilescotland.com with any queries.


    • 07-Mar-2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
    Register



    Textiles Scotland is delighted to be hosting our next Trends Masterclass focussing on market, creative and digital trends with industry experts, Fiona Chautard and Stephen Whitelaw.

    Due to popular demand we shall be hosting two masterclasses, in Glasgow and Shetland:


    This page is to book a space in Glasgow - if you are looking for the Shetland Masterclass please click here.


    Trends Masterclass 

    The Masterclass has been developed with Textiles Scotland for businesses who recognise the value of keeping themselves up to date with changing directional market driven trends and want to:

    • Expand their knowledge of the most influential international colour, fashion & lifestyle trends affecting the market place in 2018 and 2019
    • Review their own product range and product lifecycle relative to the influential market & fashion trends shown
    • Receive an overview of the most influential digital trends affecting e-commerce & social media


    Key Areas covered:

    • A summary of the most influential colour, fashion & interior trends affecting the international marketplace in 2019, including Spring/Summer 2019
    • An overview of the latest market & consumer trends which could influence the market place & demand for your products going forward
    • A summary and insight into the most influential digital marketing trends in 2018/19


    About our speakers:

    Fiona Chautard


    Fiona is a designer & industry consultant who has been involved in the design, fashion and textile industry for over 25 years. She is a practising designer and business consultant, working with companies large & small helping them to develop product which is relevant for a fast changing marketplace.

    She is the Creative Director of Trends Radar, a new digital trends forecasting agency and is the consultant industry adviser for fashion, textiles & retail at Cultural Enterprise OfficeFashion Foundry, and Textiles Scotland.


    Stephen Whitelaw


    Stephen is a Digital Marketing Consultant and social media evangelist who is an international technology public speaker. He has over 25 years of digital experience of working with a wide range of businesses from small business start-ups to large global corporations to help them achieve their maximum on-line potential.

    Stephen is the founder and CEO of Orthic Consulting and he is a regular keynote speaker at global internet/web conferences.


    Book your space now

    Join us for a thorough and interesting analysis of market, fashion, interior & digital trends affecting the market place, highlighting directional colours, inspiration & influences for Spring / Summer 2019.

    This will be a full day masterclass. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of the ticket.

    This event is open to all companies & individuals from all business sectors, with Textile Scotland members receiving a discount on full-priced tickets. If you are not currently a member and would like to join please click here.

    Places for each Masterclass are limited and as previous events have sold out in advance we recommend that you book early as we fully expect to sell out again.

    Please contact kimberley@textilescotland.com with any queries.


    • 22-Mar-2018
    • Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

    Nominations for the 2017 Scottish Export Awards, sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise, are now open.

    The Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign brings together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements. Nominations open today, for businesses of all shapes and sizes, both exporters and export advisers, so don’t miss your chance to get involved. Nominations can be completed online here.

    The awards on offer range from micro exporter of the year all the way through to large exporter, e-commerce exporter, scale-up and entrepreneurial exporter of the year.

    The event will be held on 22 March 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow. The awards have proven extremely popular in previous years, are completely free to enter, and are a unique opportunity to build your brand profile, generate some good publicity and attract potential investors.

    Last year’s BQ Scottish Exporter of the Year award went to the large exporter prize winner, John McGavigan, the Glasgow plastics manufacturer which exports car components across the globe.

    BQ’s Bryan Hoare said: "It’s universally recognised now that export markets are crucial for the growth and development of the Scottish economy, and that Scotland has a booming international trade environment in which businesses are being nurtured. We’re delighted to be supported by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and HSBC who all recognise what a great platform these awards are for businesses to shout about their achievements. This is your time to shine, to stand up and proudly proclaim that you are the very best that Scotland has to offer when it comes to exporting in your field. We’ve been overwhelmed in previous years with the volume and quality of nominations, and we don’t expect this year to be any different. In line with the overall ethos of BQ, both in print and online, this will be the awards ceremony that your business simply cannot afford to miss."


    Full details on booking tickets, and the remaining sponsorship opportunities, are here.


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