Tim Dyer for British Textile Week
Tim Dyer is a well-established textile design studio, creating embroidered and embellished fabric designs for many leading international fashion and interior brands, from high street through to designer brands and couture.
Collaborating closely with their clients, the studio develops new and exciting concepts. Running in parallel with these collections, the studio also accepts commissions from the film industry to create embroidered textiles for both costume and furnishings.
Commenting on the impact of lockdown and how the current situation has affected design trends and customer choices, Tim says: “No one can deny this hasn’t been a strange and scary time, but lockdown has helped the studio connect with people in the most unexpected ways. We spent the first few months sewing PPE for the local hospital and the last few, sewing face masks, using fabric from our old design swatches.
Lockdown also meant that accessing even basic new materials became difficult, so for the latest collection, we have really embraced traditional crafts and the homemade ethos. Patchwork and crude hand stitched designs are popular, as are ones featuring wild flowers and grasses. Endless Zoom meetings has meant there is a new emphasis for waist-up designs, which is reflected in the collection with statement collars and necklines.
The future of the industry is definitely for designs to be sold on-line, but there is nothing more exciting and inspiring than collaborating face to face with other creative people.”
UKFT’s British Textile Week is a digital showcase of the craftsmanship, imagination and innovation of the UK textile industry.