Rebecca Connolly Designs

Alumni Rebecca Connolly 2016 has been showing her amazing skills at Decorex

Rebecca says….

On the British Wool / Country Life Magazine ‘Design Sense” stand at Decorex International 2017, flanked by Brintons Carpets , Roger Oates Design and Zoffany Fabrics and Wallpapers as interior design businesses who all use British Wool as an important part of their brand story. During the 4 days of the show I demonstrated hand-weaving on my old floor loom (as well as lots of talking to the lovely interested audience!) I wove a design created for the occasion in 2 natural grey Herdwick wool yarns.

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Above is a sample of her beautiful work

You can read more about Rebecca here

Tootopia Festival

BA Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors alumni Hannah Ellicott will be taking part in the Tootopia Craft Fair on Saturday 23rd September! As part of the glorious end-of-summer Tootopia Festival, running from the 22nd-24th September in Tooting, South London, Hannah will be selling her colourful home-wares range, including cushions, tea towels and accessories. Featuring hand designed, holiday inspired prints Hannah’s collection will make your home feel summery all year round.

Hannah’s range is also available to purchase through her website and Etsy store herehere

If you are in the area pop down to say hello and check out all of the food, drink and cultural activities the festival has to offer!
For more info check out the festival here

Every success Hannah.Your work looks Fabulous.

Katie and Sarah-Congratulations!

 

Alumini of BA Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors, Bath School of Art and Design, Katie Whittaker and Sarah Fennell, have joined forces to present a really striking exhibition of their work.

The exhibition runs 2nd August – 17th September 2017. Catch it while you can at

The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford, OX11HU

http://www.thejamfactoryoxford.com

The Jam Factory present ‘Artefact’ a joint exhibition by print designer, Sarah Fennell and designer-maker, Katie Whittaker.

Artefact is a collaborative show, reinterpreting ancient and collected objects to re-engage a modern audience. Katie Whittaker and Sarah Fennell share a mutual fascination for museum artefacts and curiosities. ‘Artefact’ will explore the objectification of relics curated in museums through the designers’ complimentary styles.

Katie’s fluid drawn line and jewellery based interpretations will sit in conversation with Sarah’s distinctive cut and paste aesthetic collages.

Sarah Fennell is a textile designer and print maker who hand prints bespoke fabric for interior objects. Having mastered the process of silk screenprinting, she hones this ancient craft to create unique compositions of colour and object which showcase exceptional craftsmanship and integrity.

With a distinctive cut and paste aesthetic, she uses paper collage to form the basis of her ideas. Sarah Fennell is intrigued by the conversations that objects can have within a defined space. She cuts out shapes free-hand and early on in the design process, to develop the spatial interaction between shapes and negative space. These collages are then re-interpreted on fabric as large scale stencilled prints, or worked with digitally to create artwork for print. By taking a playful approach to both collage and colour, her printed works on both paper and fabric celebrate contrasts inherent to objects: surface and depth of field with line and texture: staged still life becomes an animated pattern. Sarah’s collaging and screen printing process is inherent to her design aesthetic, and focusses on communicating the joy to be found in oversized pattern and harmony of colour.

Katie Whittaker is greatly inspired by ancient objects, folklore and the sea. Currently based in Oxfordshire, she has been developing illustrative jewellery since graduating. Her Sympathetic Jewellery collection was originally based on the Sympathetic Magic exhibits at the Pitt Rivers but has grown to include inspiration from the Ashmolean, the British Museum and the SCVA. The collection focuses on the convenience of modern life and reconnects the wearer with their ancestors and the traditional hunting rituals, superstitions and beliefs that have been lost.