Tim Parry-Williams, is a designer, maker, researcher, curator, consultant and educator, but first and foremost a passionate weaver. Initially trained at Farnham (now UCA) and later in Japan, he has worked on an extensive portfolio of projects with leading designers and makers, industrial partners, traditional craft weavers and museums, contributing to commercial and developmental projects, collections, exhibitions and conferences, world-wide. He is currently Course Leader, MA Design: Fashion & Textiles at Bath Spa University, and Visiting Professor: Shuttle (advanced woven textiles education programme) Linz University of Arts/Textile Centre Haslach, Austria. In addition to Stroudwater Textile Trust, Tim sits on the both the board of Trustees and Acquisitions Panel at the Crafts Study Centre, and is an active member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. He continues to lecture and exhibit nationally and internationally.