Chloe, Annie and Rhian

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Busily working on their next show are alumni Chloe, Annie and Rhian.

I just know it will be amazing.Can’t wait to see it on the 11th.

 

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‘Botanicals’ at Malthouse Kitchen Bar Presented by SIT select

‘Botanicals’ at Malthouse Kitchen Bar

Three textile graduates from Bath Spa University Textile Design will exhibit hand painted and printed cloth and wallpapers. All three have set up their own interior businesses after leaving University and SIT select celebrates their talent and innovation.

Exhibiting are Rhian Beynon exhibiting hand painted and printed cloth and wallpapers with Chloe Gregory and Annie James who are also showing hand painted and printed cloth.

Chloe Gregory graduated in 2015 and is now setting up a business with Annie James designing and screenprinting unique interior textiles and wallpapers. They welcome enquiries for new commissions.
Rhian Beynon graduated in 2016 and also is open to commissions and to discuss new designs.

All three create inspiring original designs and SIT select wishes them every success in their careers.

The work is presented by SIT select http://www.sitselect.org http://www.sitblog.co.uk

Opens 11 October and closes 28 November 2016
Free admission – Malthouse Kitchen Bar at Salmon Springs, Stroud GL6 6NU

Designer contact details: annie_747@hotmail.com Chloegregory92@hotmail.com Rhianbeynonn@hotmail.co.uk

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Here, in the School of Art and Design, we are busy preparing the walls so that students can engage immediately in their chosen subject area.

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Colour grading with percentages

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Digital print

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Manipulation

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Embroidery

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Thread

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Wet Print

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Bath School of Art and Design liaise with Industry.

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Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors are always pleased and excited to be working with industry and business and our latest contacts are no exception.

We were warmly welcomed to their headquarters last week and thoroughly enjoyed our tour of their factory and studio.
The staff were extremely knowledgeable and shared information willingly.

We look forward to our future joint projects and student support.

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The design studios. Textiles and graphics students work side by side.

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The digital machines work alongside roller printers

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We meet up with an ex student who is now working for the company.

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Colour is an essential and exacting part of the design process

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Vital colour matching

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Essential colour mixing in all departments

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Getting the colour exact

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Colour matching.The programme analyses the colour ration and adjusts according to the entered requirements.

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Varying widths and weights of paper are used depending on the final use of the printed and or embossed surface covering

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The vast array of papers in varying widths and weights

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Design, colour and printing

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Mixing the coating

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Preparing the PVC coating.This type of surface in mainly used in contract orders for commercial venues such as hotels,cruise ships, hospitals and module homes.

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The fabric base is away from the selvedge once the material has been coated

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Random swatches taken for colour analysis.

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Three wallpaper drops are examined for variation in colour, printing or any other inherent faults

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Racks of embossing cylinders

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Looking at registration and repeat

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Bespoke wallpaper for clients

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Samples designs for the contract market.

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Good Luck Sophie

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Good luck to this year’s graduate Sophie Dickinson as she starts her first design studio job in Manchester.
Sophie’s amazing drawing skills and brave use of scale and colour make her an accomplished and skilled designer.
All the very best Sophie.

The Big Feastival

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Lou Oakley-Green, one of our current third year student, has been working her socks off this holidays and thoroughly enjoying herself

Read all about it here…..
For the second year running I have had the pleasure of being involved in the interior installation for Alex James’ Cheese Hub at The Big Feastival.

Working closely with designer Amy Spicer, and Rebecca McDonald to install and create a beautiful woolly interior using products and materials donated by Cheese Hub partners Campaign for Wool.

We restyled the giant chandelier made by Wool and the Gang last year using yarns contributed by West Yorkshire Spinners to compliment The Groucho Club furniture. And, this year one of my biggest tasks was to knit, on site, a 3m x 2.5m backdrop for the DJ booth using Merino wool roving provided by Laxtons Specialist Yarns – knitted on huge poles and hand stitched with gold detail.

The Cheese Hub was packed all weekend and it was an honour to be part of such an amazing team.

You can read the Campaign for Wool write up here.

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