Urban Fabric Symposium: Textile Futures Research Centre

UFAB A2 Poster Final[2]Studio Houndstooth presented their approaches to  ‘Ludic workshops, wallpaper archeology  & community visibility’ at The Urban Fabric Symposium on Mon 11th July 2016.

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Real Dirty Blue Exhibition: Studio Houndstooth ‘Wall’

Anne Smith: Houndstooth laser cuts

Olympic Park 3D Workshop

20150429_160645Studio Houndstooth ran a 3D modelling workshop on May 23rd 2015 in the Wick Common Shop, a community space in the Queeen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Participants included textile students from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. All participants learnt how to 3D model the houndstooth motif, geodesic domes and Buckminister Fuller ‘bucky balls’ as well as other construction methods. The participants also project managed ( Fiona O’Keefe) the making of a pattern houndstooth wall in the park. (more images to come)

Studio Houndstooth ceramics response to TFRC workshop

Studio Houndstooth attended a ceramics slip casting workshop exploring yarns and fabrics which were inherently fire retardant combined with slip. The workshop was organised by Anne Marr and Rebecca Hoyes funded by the Textile Future Research Centre. Both designers in Studio Houndstooth are also part of TFRC

Workshop: May 9th & 10th 2015

P1030962The Houndstooth Project Workshop: SITselect,  May 9th & 10th 2015
Facilitators: Jo Pierce & Rebecca Hoyes – our Houndstooth Associate
Venue: Victoria Works, Chalford, Glos

To book and for further information www.sitselect.org/sitselectworkshops.html. Full information in the brochure out March 2015

The Houndstooth Project is a collaborative, egalitarian, ludic textile research initiative set up by Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock (Studio Houndstooth). Both Jo and Philippa experienced textile designers with portfolio practices also are Senior Lectures at Central Saint Martins, running the Print and Woven Textile Departments part time on the BA (Hons) Textile Design.

The Houndstooth Project uses the ubiquitous houndstooth textile motif as a design thinking approach and methodology development.

The workshop aims to create a thinking and dialogue space with other designers, in which to consider your current designing or making approaches and for participants to leave with a refreshed direction or new applications for your ideas. There will be a playful approach to making throughout the two days.

Through ludic hands on making and discussion, the workshop will offer a cross disciplinary exploration and response to design process. Based on the ideas and experiences of co design and collaboration, peer review will be used within the workshop.

Investigate your own notions of houndstooth; bring your approach, either from the field of textiles or other disciplines as a way to consider the values and qualities of the production of a motif.

Day One
Having had an initial introduction into drawing out single and multiple repeats of the houndstooth motif, you will be encouraged to explore design process using a range of supplied making materials and media, in both 2d and 3d. This day will be a chance to engage in dialogue with other makers and how each partcipant approaches the houndstooth.
Materials will be provided – please bring a camera

Day Two
Taking what you learnt from day one and applying your own developed houndstooth method to your practice, this day will be an opportunity for your to consider and/or develop a new approach in relation to your practice. You will be encouraged to bring your own sketchbooks and materials related to your own practice to the second day of the workshop.
Materials – Please bring a selection of your own, more familiar materials used in your development process and making practice, or inspired by day one. This could include drawing or making materials, 2d or 3d materials, analogue or digital outcomes. Camera and sketchbook.


  • With participants permission all houndstooth responses and results from day one of this workshop will be uploaded and included in an online gallery on The Houndstooth Project website.
  • All designs will be the copyright of the authors.
  • A developed or new way to document the process of your design thinking or making
  • A thinking space/workshop with like minded people

Who the workshop is for
Designers and Makers from any discipline, this can include textiles, jewelers, furniture, glass ceramics etc from beginners to professionals

Times 11-4pm – with Lunch included

The Houndstooth Project Launch

launch event low res A4

The Brutalist Wallpaper Project

wallpaperStudio Houndstooth have and are continuing to  document remainders of wallpapers found in two listed tower blocks before they are renovated. In the first block the wallpapers were fragments left behind heating units, doors and from behind cupboards. Currently this an archive project  and we hope to identify manufacturers of the wallpapers and date them.  If anyone has or knows of how to obtain access to 1960’s/70’s & 80’s council wallpaper swatch books we would love to hear from you.

A12 pattern wall

Studio Houndstooth were commissioned to develop a temporary pattern wall on part of the A12 in East London by a local Housing Association, as part of their local festival. Materials used included recycled cardboard stencil and spray chalk as it was to be a sustainable, temporary installation.