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My mum has a cut-out from a local newspaper framed at her house. It’s a photograph of me when I was four at our local library, winning a paper mask making competition… destiny! I’ve loved creating things from the word go.
"I graduated in 2011 with a BA (Hons) Textiles, 2.1. After leaving university I will admit I was like a lost soul. I had no clue what I was doing, where I was going or what I actually wanted to do with myself.
Third year Textiles students Aimee Hartley and Ciara Hamilton were awarded prizes at the exhibition held in London last week.
The students were asked to produce designs from a choice of three briefs, and research and develop product material aimed at a specific clientele that the business works with regularly. One of the projects was aimed at a Middle East market so the students had to consider the cultural impact of their designs. The project mirrored how the business reports back to its clients and then takes projects forward to the next stage, so provided the students with valuable industry experience.
The company have worked for clients including Selfridges, Liberty and The Conran Shop, and love to be inspired by fresh ideas and creative thinking to create exciting new products for Christmas events and parties worldwide.
Isabelle’s entry was shortlisted in the final eight, and she attended a private viewing at the Lewis & Wood showroom.
Megan entered the contest for Roces, a world leader in the design and production of inline and ice skates, after seeing it advertised on Instagram.
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.