Imagine…

working in this printroom. Enjoying the colour, pattern, fabric and creating your own designs

Two print tables, ready to go
Prepare your colours in the dye baths or prepare

to print
Exposing your own screens ready to print metres of fabric for fashion or interiors.
Steaming once printed will fix the print to the cloth.
Using the the right size screen for the job will help you create the design of your choice

What we've got and how we use it so effectively:Embroidery

An occasional round up of the fabulous facilities here at the School of Design in Bath UK

First off…

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….

Anthropologie

So exciting to see of the 11 makers, for team Anthropologie, TWO of which studied Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors here at Bath School of Design.

Lotte Lubach and Fiona Coupe are also two of only four makers to be interviewed in depth.

We love seeing the windows at Anthropologie.

The last time I saw Fiona she was helping to support a huge whale across the floor of the Anthropologie showroom on Regents street

Meet the Makers

The Clothworker’s Company

This year’s graduate Amber Sorayapour has been showing her collection at Premiervision https://www.premierevision.com/en/

Selected by Texselect to show her portfolio to industry, she had great success too by winning the Clothworkers Interior prize

Amber is featured here on the right alongside Bath Spa MA graduate Emma Fallon who was selected to show her weave portfolio.Well done both Bath Students.

Sarah Wilkinson

This year’s graduate Sarah Wilkinson has a show of her work opening in Glastonbury from 10th October for two months.

Redbrick Building, Morland Enterprise Park, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT.

Buy Sarah’s smaller pieces here.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SarahWilkinsondesign

It’s well worth a visit to this beautiful part of the world and to top it off by seeing this beautiful work .

Congratulations Sarah.

Sarah is an emerging textile designer, whose work has an innovative and distinctive style and approach to both her painting and design. Sarah studyed for BA (Hons) in Textile Design for Fashion and interiors at Bath Spa University. Passionate about colour and print, she specialises in large scale, hand painted wall and floor art.

With an ability to adapt her skills between painting and textiles, she utilises her bold designs in a variety of textile processes. Sarah takes her inspiration predominantly from human and animal forms, or intricate details from nature, translating them into stylised paintings that are rich in colour, with a playful composition and narrative.

Sarah works from her studio in Bristol, designing for her own brand and working on freelance projects such as the recent SS19 collection with Circleline design studio in London. Sarah’s work was featured at premier vision 2019 as part of the main fabric forums. 

Craftspace

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