The latest news from our course:
As part of their events and engagement programme, Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne offered two pairs of first year Textiles and Architecture students the chance to undertake a 3 week collaborative residency.
Sarah-Jane won Third Prize in the Textile Art Student award category.
BA courses collaborate on ‘Creative Match Night’,
The Creative Match Night, due to take place on the 20th October, has been organised by BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance, BA (Hons) Fashion, BA (Hons) Textiles and BA (Hons) Commercial Photography.
The purpose of this annual award is to enable a final year BA graduate from a textiles-related course to further his/her textile studies.
Third year BA (Hons) Textiles students recently returned from a successful week at New Designers Part 1 at the Business Design Centre in Islington – the ‘UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design’.
New Designers is a showcase for new and emerging design talent in the UK, featuring graduate work from Britain’s leading design courses. Part I focuses on Textiles, as well as jewellery, ceramics and glass.
She tells us more about her experience:
Level 4 BA (Hons) Textiles students complete a 4 week Live Brief with Tigerprint.
The summer term involves Level 4 students going out on placement to gain industry experience. Students either go to work directly with textile, fashion or interior companies or work as freelance designers on a live project.
Level 4 BA (Hons) Textiles student Yana Sealy-Bell completes a two week placement at Bay & Brown, Print Design Studio.
“I recently completed a two-week placement at a textile design studio in London called Bay & Brown.
“Working alongside Martina Spetlova for 8 weeks was an invaluable experience and I learnt a huge amount. I enjoyed working for a small company as it is much more personal and I felt I gained a greater insight into what it is like to be self-employed in the fashion textiles industry.
VIVE Designs, established in 2014 by Textiles Graduate Sarah King to display her work at this years British Craft Trade Fair.
VIVE Designs, the all acryclic homeware brand, will be exhibiting new contemporary Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the British Craft Trade Fair for the first time this year, in the Newcomers gallery. VIVE Designs will be showing the full range of ‘VIVE HOME’ products as well as the ‘VIVE PLAY’ board game collection.
Priyanka Shah, BA (Hons) Textiles 2015 Graduate has won the Creativepool Best of Product/Industrial Design Award 2016.
Awarded for her textiles and 3d construction innovations, she has utilised laser-cut, print stitch and digital expertise in the production of wall coverings and household products.
Third year BA (Hons) Textiles student, Jemma Pratt, is the winner of the ‘Textile Society Student Bursary Award’.
She told us more: