Two of our alumni are delighted to be working as interns for Selvedge magazine in London.They are gaining valuable experience in all aspects of textile product and marketing.
An added bonus is being involved with the up and coming Artisan Christmas Market being held at The American Museum in Britain,in Bath.
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Lotte Lubach

Selvedge will launch the festive season with an artisan Christmas fair at Bath’s American
Museum in Britain.
A curated selection of 33 artisans and small businesses will sell vintage haberdashery, festive
decorations, home wares, collections of antique textiles and textiles from all over the world, all
in the historic setting of The American Museum’s Coach House and Stables.
From special fabric for new creations to the perfect Christmas present, Selvedge’s Artisan
Christmas will be a place for festive inspiration and indulgence. The fair will give visitors the
chance to buy special, handcrafted artisan products ranging from £5 to £500 and the
opportunity to meet and talk to the talented people who created them. Highlights include
interiors products


We are award winners at SELECT SHOWCASE in Cheltenham!.

We are delighted to announced this year’s graduate Lotte Lubach won the ‘Most Outstanding Graduate’ award yesterday at SITS Select Showcase in Cheltenham.
and hot on her heels, winning a ‘Highly Commended Emerging Artist’, was again one of this year’s super talented graduates Katie Whittaker.

Many,many congratulations to you both.

We are so proud of all our students and their work being shown(and sold!) in Cheltenham this weekend.

The show continues until 4pm tomorrow(Sunday).

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Talks, workshops and demonstrations of over 130 participating artists and over 70 outstanding makers and designers.Learn something new, buy something extraordinary or just delight in the outstanding creativity of our designers and crafts people. There will be something amazing to stimulate and delight you. We are proud and fiercely passionate about showcasing the very best in British Contemporary Craft and Design.


Crafts Skills from the first years.


Alumni with work from their 3rd year major project.


More construction skills from the first year

See this post to view the second years contribution to the show

Get along to see them.
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Welcome to Select SHOWCASE-Celebrating the Handmade

What a fabulous atmosphere in the studio as the pace notches up a gear in preparation for Stroud International Textiles and their Select Showcase.

The third years have been working all summer to prepare an absolute feast of textile delights to sell at this prestigious show.
What a fabulous opportunity for the students to experience selling in the real world.

On show too will be fantastic print,knit,weave and embroidery samples from the first year and a wonderful display from this years alumni.

Good luck and ENJOY….everyone.

More information here

Cheltenham Town Hall, 23-24-25 October 2015

Our Opening times are:
Friday 23rd 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday 24th 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday 25th 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

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Preparing for Construction

Among the many areas we explore in depth :colour,drawing,pattern,digital,design,embroidery,print,etc, etc…one of the most exciting is construction.

It is during this time that the student designers who enjoy ‘making’ the most come into their own.
Exploring and experimenting with methods of manipulations and 3D construction,they reinvent through use of contemporary materials, techniques and colour new ways in which to express their ideas for fashion and interiors.

I called in at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford yesterday to reacquaint myself with the collections and to see how we could make use of their expertise.

Fingers crossed.

All images from the Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford.


Stop Press @ Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show!

Penny Jeffries,see yesterday’s post, has been awarded the student bursary at the prestigious international Quilt Festival in Birmingham.

She wins £1,000 which, of course, will be a tremendous help as she embarks on her textile career.

Penny’s been selected too to show again next year. How wonderful.We’re delighted for you.

Many,many congratulations Penny.You so deserve this award

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