Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors Alumni Amelia Maguire.

Since finishing my degree last year, I have moved home to the seaside, to Falmouth in Cornwall.

I am in the process of buying a loom and setting up a little studio.

I work in a  beautiful interior shop so I can continue to follow my passion for Interior Design and styling.

Recently I presented my work to John Lewis, it has fuelled my passion to get my work out to a wider audience.

I’ve launched my website as a portfolio to showcase my woven surfaces as a useful tool when approaching future ventures.

I have tried to keep the style extremely simple in order to showcase my work to its full potential. My images tend to be detailed close ups showing of the surface texture with some images showing my styling – excellent quality images are a definite must! I hope you enjoy having a little look!

We look forward to seeing your work on sale Amelia and more work being produced when your loom is up and running!

Please make your site and selling site.We’re so keen to buy!

See Amelia’s site here

Global Citizenship:Sarah Cluse

Sarah, collects her certificate after successfully completing her award.

We were delighted last evening to attend the Global Citizenship awards ceremony at the university’s Newton Park campus.

In the most beautiful surroundings Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors’s very own Sarah was presented with the award.

As part of her commitment to gaining the award Sarah enjoyed a period of study in Norway.
Sarah is enthusiastic about the scheme and encourages others to apply to be part of this enhancing experience.

Many many congratulations Sarah.

Things are hotting up in the greenhouses

We’re showing work this year at RHS Hampton Court and we are so busy selecting the work to be hot housed in the glasshouses.

We are being helped in selection by Woodhouse and Law, alongside Lewis and Wood and Santander. All three are kindly sponsoring us



Each year will have their own glasshouse.
So that means three marvellous displays

On our main stand we will be showing drops of floral wallpaper and fabric lengths.
Designers will be in situ showing you the process of design through to finish.

Come and join us.

We look forward to welcoming you onto our stand.


Final Countdown

So exciting to see the latest 1st year work.

The quality of work benefitted from, and reflects the influence of, all the disciplines studied over the past year.
Drawing,colour,texture,materials,scale,yarn,concepts,manipulations etc..

It’s now time to choose the most appropriate subject area in which to specialise.

Exciting times -so many choices and options.

First year Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors.Collaboration.

The shiftWorks exhibition has come home to Bath! Visit the gallery at Bath School of Art & Design, Sion Hill, Bath Spa University until 5 May to see the collection of shift dresses on display. Open daily 10am-5pm, free to attend.

The first year textile students at Bath Spa University have created their own shift dress to be added to the exhibition. Made of grey wool squares and white embroidery this collaborative piece will be first displayed at the Sion Hill show.

The next stop for shiftWorks will be Columbia College, Chicago where the exhibition will be on display 9-27 October. We were successful in achieving Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) Outreach funding to make the Chicago exhibition possible.


Work in progress.

Rachael Howard

We are delighted to announce the ‘tour’ dates for Rachael’s fabulous show – Red Work.
Touring the country with Knit and Stitch you will be able to catch it at a venue near you soon.

Congratulations Rachael.

click here for more info on the Edinburgh show

Rachael will be doing Creative Covered Buttons workshops on Sat and Sun, here is link for booking The Learning Curve Worshops:

Red Work will also be showing at The Knitting and Stitching Shows coming up at:
Alexandra Palace, London 11-15 Oct 2017
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 9-12 Nov 2017
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate
​23-26 Nov 2017

Red Work: Rachel Howard

Red Work is a major solo exhibition by acclaimed textile artist Rachael Howard. Rachael records and celebrates the joys and frustrations of everyday family life in large-scale figurative work inspired by 19th century redwork story quilts – for her the Instagram of their day.

“Most of us are in awe of Howard’s sketched lines, reproducing an image so effortlessly, and her mark-making forming new life on a page or textile surface with such alacrity”, Ann Gibson, The Quilter.

Utilising Rachael’s signature techniques of line drawing, machine embroidery, applique, screen-printing and digital printing, Red Work reinvents the redwork quilts and coverlets of the late 1880’s. The work depicts imagery associated with domesticity – simple motifs of flowers, animals, birds and children, in scenes captured from everyday life, such as jogging, football and watching Japanese wrestlers.

“The fluidity of line that she employs and her ability to capture a gesture in a few economical marks draws parallels with the immediacy of Instagram but adds something more. These images have a vitality, truth and energy that only drawing from life can achieve”, Polly Leonard, Selvedge.

Things to do

The Bristol & Bath Resident’s Weekend is being held over 5-7 May, and is a weekend of free events and activities across Bath and Bristol encouraging people to explore each other’s cities.  Sign up to the newsletter to find out more, tickets are available from 10.00 am on Friday 21 April from the website below.