Staff member Melanie Bowles heads off to present at FESPA 14 Digital Textile Conference in Milan this Thursday 2nd of October. Here’s a few facts you might like to know about Melanie.Melanie Bowles is senior lecturer on the BA Textile Design course at Chelsea. She is the principal author of ‘Digital Textile Design’, Laurence King, 2009, second edition 2012. Melanie is a practicing designer and researcher: a member of research cluster Textile Environmental Design (TED); the Textile Futures Research Center (TFRC); and The Slow Textile Group. She has exhibited her work internationally with the Craft Council ( Lab Craft), The Science Museum, and Tilberg Textile Museum. She has recently completed her second publication Print, Make, Wear – Creative projects for digital textile design – Laurence King 2015. She is also co-founder of The People’s Print.