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  • Profile:

    Florence is a designer maker who has been teaching at Parsons since Spring 2014. She has taught classes in Textiles, Hand Knitting, Machine Knitting (Domestic) and Creative Knit Design (Dubied). 

    Originally from Oxfordshire, England, Florence trained in London completing her BA: Textile Design and MA: Textiles at Chelsea College of Art and The Royal College of Art. 

    Shortly after obtaining her Masters, Florence moved to the USA to work as a sweater designer at the Anthropologie headquarters in Philadelphia. 

    In 2014, she launched 'Florence Spurling Studio' as a platform to showcase contemporary couture fabrics. The studio ethos maintains a respect for skilled handwork and continues to elevate craft techniques into a modern and experimental context. 

    In addition to highly decorative constructed fabrics, Florence also translates her designs into modern hand knitting kits and tactile jewely. 

    www.florencespurling.com 

    Degrees Held:

    MA Textiles - Royal College of Art, London

    BA Hons Textile Design - Chelsea College of Art, London

    Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - London College of Fashion, London

    Research Interests:

    Textile History, Traditional Craft Techniques, Material Innovation, Sustainability 

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