June 10th -18th 10-5pm Bath School of Art and Design UK.
You are invited, please come along and join us in the celebration of this work
This is the work of the graduating students who have specialised in weave, manipulation,knit and embroidery.
Live briefs introduce students to a wide range of choices but a whole set of restrictions.Just like the real world.
Preparing ideas for discussion.
So remember that thing I applied for? My application was successful. I was selected to take part in a project at Scotland’s Craft Town, the wonderful West Kilbride. I’ve been a massive fan of the Craft Town since I first found out about it a few years ago, so I’m massively chuffed to be a […]
Lucky visitors to Bath School of Art and Design,they’re in for a treat!.
The students respond to the market and produce on trend products to sell to the public.
We are so happy, the response has been great.
The 3rd years on track to complete for next week.
Print,Embroidered and constructed textiles for fashion
Continuing with the theme the 1st years explore movement,shape,scale,texture and distribution.
and subconsciously making design decisions that will translate into less obvious textile outcomes.
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.
Bath School of Art and Design lecturer in constructed textiles Claire-Anne O’Brien continues with her own practice.
With Makers and Brothers based in Ireland Claire-Anne is offering her knitted animals for sale.Take a look!
Observation,drawing and interpretation is key to this module in the 1st year.Here the students suspend judgement and have a go!
Now to take these forward and develop into print and/or embroidery