The Holburne Museum Bath

We are so lucky, to have on our doorstep, the most wonderful Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum (formerly known as the Holburne of Menstrie Museum and the Holburne Museum of Art) is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens, Bath, Somerset, England. The city’s first public art gallery, the Grade I listed building is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. Artists in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay and Zoffany.

Last evening saw the opening of Tapestry:Here and Now

A really comprehensive and exciting show.Our students are lucky to have such prestigious exhibitions on our doorstep.

Pictured here are some of the beautiful pieces from an international contribution






Silk Bureau Winner

Third year Student Amelia Anderson is the nationwide winner of the Silk Bureau’s 2017 print competition
Very many congratulations.

Today Amelia, Amanda the course leader and Imelda, a senior lecturer, were treated to an illuminating day at the print studio and on the factory floor.

We were made to feel most welcome and Amelia seeing her design printed was the icing on the cake.

Thank you Silk Bureau,we enjoyed every minute of your hospitality.




Working with Industry

We continue to work with industry to broaden the student experience.
Yesterday was no exception.
Work presented showed the depth and breadth of the wonderful textiles produced by the 3rd year TEXTILE DESIGN FOR FASHION AND INTERIORS STUDENTS
Here is a taste of the work that will be on show here, at Bath School of Art and Design, at beginning of June and again at New Designers at the end of June

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.

FullSizeRender-10and finally the boardroom