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Dr Lynn Tandler is a weaver and academic researcher.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA), Lynn set up a design studio in London, where she has worked with agents and production mills in Italy for several years - producing and selling woven textile collections across Europe and U.S – while consulting to companies such as Nike, Phillips, Unilever and Hairstetics on the development of new materials (woven and fibrous). Lynn completed her PhD about the role of weaving in smart material systems before joining the RCA as the Tutor (Research) for Yarn and Woven Textiles. Her academic research currently examines woven textiles (past, present and future) and their relevance to smart textile innovations. Her work is anchored in the power of craft as a research tool with much of her practice and academic research evolving around the idea of breaking away from behaviorist tuition methods and the effects that such an approach could have on creativity and the production of new cloth structures - as well as applications.

Lynn has been a reviewer for the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice and is currently the co-editor for ‘Vol.2: Wovens‘ in the upcoming Encyclopedia of World Textiles (Bloomsbury, due out 2023).

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