Transferable Skills

The wonderfully talented Lauren Deakin, Alumni of the School of Design, has sent me this link to her new venture.

Transferable skills, that’s what we aim to nurture.

Congratulations Lauren on your new business


So happy and excited that I have now created a leaflet for a lovely dog walking company here in south wales. I love working on projects that I get a real buzz from, who doesn’t love dogs? 🐶.

Wherever you are in the UK or world for that matter I’m here to help your creative ideas come true so send me a message to get started.

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We are delighted to share with you 1st year Lucinda Rogers’ winning entry for the Lewis and Wood wallpaper design competition.

A nationwide competition Lucinda’s entry stood out for all the submissions and was a clear winner.Praised for the drawing, colour and distribute Lucinda’s entry attracted much praise and admiration.

Here Lucinda receives wonderful accolades at the launch of the design at Chelsea Harbour

Course Leader Amanda Goode’s commented that Lucinda has a clear vision and true feel for pattern and design.
We know we will see Lucinda’s name in lights in the future.Congratulations.

Chloe, Annie and Rhian


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.



‘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

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

Designer contact details:

Bath School of Art and Design liaise with Industry.

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.


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


The digital machines work alongside roller printers


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


Colour is an essential and exacting part of the design process


Vital colour matching


Essential colour mixing in all departments



Getting the colour exact


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


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


The vast array of papers in varying widths and weights


Design, colour and printing


Mixing the coating


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.



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



Random swatches taken for colour analysis.


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


Racks of embossing cylinders


Looking at registration and repeat


Bespoke wallpaper for clients


Samples designs for the contract market.

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