What better way to recognise the end of one year and celebrate another?
Hats off to Level 5, the 2nd year, of the BA course.
They have known the old regime and truly missed the studio and the companionship.
However they have risen to the occasion, done their absolute best and continued to make work of distinction and quality.
Well done to you all. You’re all stars
Happy New Year to you all
Alumni Anna is an embroidery designer of nine years standing. She is head embroiderer at Jenny King Embroidery and involved in design, development and production.
She is acting as a mentor in the 2020 in the open textile category for Hand and Lock
HOW WE MAINTAINED FOCUS.
Yesterday we started our record of how Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors students were coping with the unique situation we find ourselves in.
Now working remotely they have set up studio’s wherever they are situated around the world.
The creative spaces, have put together so quickly, are a testament to their desire to carry on creating.
Tomorrow we have the third collection of student’s images and the 4th post will be guess which staff’s studio this is!
3rd yr Megan’s studio
All help gratefully received-making a print table
Jess’s studio tidy for a day
Still tidy, for the moment
3RD YR jess at sea.
1st yr Rosie’s studio
2ND YR All help gratefully received to make an impromptu print table
3RD YR Jessica moves into the kitchen
3RD YR Tabitha’s up in the roof
3rd YR Enjoying the sun streaming in
2ND YR Natalie’s little studio
2ND YR Jessie set to annoy her flat mates
Natalie’s studio full sun
The computer is up and running
The first years could spin a yarn but better still they are inventing their own.
Using found materials and spoils from the scrapstore the students are creating fantasy yarns and threads. From this experiment they will construct exciting 3D surfaces and structures
‘Sewing’ the seeds for future careers
An occasional round up of the fabulous facilities here at the School of Design in Bath UK
Embroidery and the fabulous ZSK INDUSTRIAL machines
Once hand skills have been mastered and projects discussed, induction into the industrial machines commences.
Louise has set the workshop up to go……
Joy has set up the domestic and specialist machines in the embroidery workshop.Here examples inspire development of techniques and processes
All kinds of projects can be completed on the domestic machines with inspiration,help and guidance
Students settle down to complete their work
and of course they occasionally need running repairs
Other machines include the Irish machine, the Cornelli, the Leather machine and the Tufter; each machine offering a different process to investigate
Come and see what they do and of course what you can do with them….
To our students working at Julien MacDonald on the special project
Eventually I’m sure all will be revealed!
Our chalet, full of marvelous makes, opens tomorrow, in Bath.
The Christmas market is teeming with fabulous products and our stand is no exception.
Come along. We’re open from Monday 9th until Sunday 15th 2019.
New things daily.How can you resist?
In:site Festival 2019. September 2019 which took place in Birmingham UK city centre, in the grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral.
The public engaged with a selected group of designer/ makers from across the UK, and beyond, who were showing, demonstrating and sharing their craft skills.
They worked with clay, fabric, yarn and wood/acrylic. I was thrilled to meet up with this year’s graduate Ryoji Morimoto before he returns to Japan next week. ✈️ He had produced such beautiful, coloured, engaging prints that it drew people in to have a closer 👀 . They immediately began to stitch their favourite good luck symbol onto a working quilt. The very best of luck 🍀 Ryoji on your career path as it unfolds in Japan Thank you for being the most generous, kind, talented and thoughtful person during your three years with us in Bath. Our loss is 🇯🇵 gain.
This opportunity is brought to the city each year by Craftspace. Read all about them here http://www. craftspace.co.uk/about
So looking forward to seeing this years graduate Ryoji Morimoto showing in Birmingham at this exciting show.
Be quick, or else you will miss it
More reference here
Megan and Sarah face the camera.
Here we see Megan and Sarah being interviewed and filmed about their experiences at New Designers