More beautiful work by alumni Elle for Cath Kidston
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.
How thrilled we are for Chloe!
Alumni Chloe Studd has landed a dream job in Australia.
Chloe is going to be a textile designer at SFG, one of the biggest fashion retailers in Aus working across multiple brands.
Chloe always shown a great entrepreneurial spirit and was always keen to make her mark.
Chloe worked for Boden before moving to Australia.
Alumni 2015 Polly Ferrar shows her Summer 2016 children’s collection for M&S.
Polly’s dream job was to work in children’s wear and, after working tremendously hard for her degree,she was successful at interview,securing a position in M&S’ children’s wear dept.
The 3rd years get to grips with industry led outcomes.The next stage is professional printing and finishing.
Preparing a professional portfolio.
Below details of working designs.
Having gained her degree Tessa went straight,as an intern,to Holly Fulton and started work on her SS16 collection.
Tessa says “the hours were super long but I was learning pattern cutting and working with toiles etc, which I’m glad I got a chance to do. And I was doing a lot of hand sewing and fixing embroidery, because I was the only textile intern! It was a good experience to work in a small team compared to Mary Katrantzou. Fashion week was stressful and tiring as ever but Hollys collection was beautiful“.
Straight after her internship at HF , Tessa went onto an internship at Hand & Lock (literally the day after!) Tessa says “I was really enjoying it. We got set a personal project which we could complete alongside helping with their work set for us, and this involved creating contemporary beading samples with a 3D feel, as you can probably guess I loved doing this! They have so many beads and sequins to choose from. And having all of the archive samples to look through whenever you want is amazing!
Also during the internship I helped to make an embellished piece for their collection, then began to learn monogramming and took part in silk shading, tambour beading and gold work classes. I also helped out the designers with artwork drawings, which was good practise. I began to get trained on the digital machine for embroidery as although they are mainly a hand embroidery company they get a lot of machine requests too. They ended up offering me a job halfway through my internship so I am now working as a design assistant and completing lots of pretty cool jobs!
Tessa concludes “I managed to book a place onto the Lesage workshop at the Chanel exhibition at the Saatchi gallery, which was really good and the brooch they teach you how to make is beautiful! I thought the exhibition was exquisite and getting to see all of the embroidery samples in detail was great“.
We are delighted for you Tessa and wish you every success in the future.Congratulations.
Whether printing or embroidering in our workshops,sharing good practice with students in the lecture theatre or discussing design on the hoof we regularly catch up with Joe at the School of Art and Design.We love his energy,commitment and enthusiasm.We don’t mind being distracted by this whirlwind!
Thrilled to see you in bed in February’s Vogue Joe.We knew you never slept 😉