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.

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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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