Alumni 2015.Tessa Allen

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.

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Holly Fulton-backstage

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Holly Fulton-backstage

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Embroidery-Hand and Lock

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Hand and Lock

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Hand Embroidery

Hand and Lock shop

Hello and welcome to Jayne

We are always delighted to welcome new staff to the School of Art and Design and particularly to our course.
Yesterday was the first day for our new embroidery technician and demonstrator Jayne Goulding.

Jayne is skilled in both hand and machine embroidery with a particular interest in ZSK stitch.Jayne’s skills are translated into both fashion and interiors.
Please watch this space for an exciting commission.Fingers crossed.

Click here to be taken to Jayne’s site

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 13.45.52 IMG_0002 Jayne's work as displayed at PremierVision with Texprint.
Jayne’s work as displayed at PremierVision in Paris with Texprint.

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On display

and contributing to the feel good factor.
The work of the 1st years students made during their print and embroidery module.The work enhances the walls along the corridors in the department and inspires others to try new ideas and techniques.
Soon this will be replaced by the beautiful outcomes from their constructed module and these samples will give way to the work of the 3rd years as they conclude their degree.
Exciting times ahead.

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Hurray!

Perrier Jouet Arts Salon Prize

From Anna Gravelle who is part ot the textile team at Bath School of Art and Design…

‘Some exciting news to kick off 2015. I’ve been nominated for the Perrier Jouet Arts Salon Prize for 2015! The panel of eminent judges will be making their selection sometime in the Spring’

We are thrilled to hear this news.Fingers crossed Anna
little fabrics!

low res throw

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http://www.annagravelle.com
http://www.annagravelleshop.bigcartel.com