These Times and How we Maintained Focus
Each weekend we will follow the progress of two of our graduating students
Working under these conditions they deserve all the glittering prizes!
Let me introduce you to Jess Game – Knitter extraordinaire
Here, in Jess’s words, is the narrative to her work
For years I had the above image of me sat on my gorgeous plastic throne hung on my bedroom wall. At the time, I was extremely enthusiastic about gardening and took great pride in my veggie patch.
However, I saw (and still see) these two funny looking pumpkins as my biggest gardening achievement. Peas please, is a knitwear collection inspired by my childhood love of vegetables.
This collection is led by colour and pattern and is intended for children’s fashion.
It is full of character and quirky details to give something usually considered to be boring (especially to children) a more fun and exciting view.
It has been created on Dubieds and domestic knitting machines to create knits of varying weights and structures.
The collection features a range of fun jacquards and intarsias along with some heavily textural pieces.
Handknitted and crochet embellishments have also been applied to create individual and unique details and trims.
These Times – How we Maintained Focus
How enterprising of one of our creative thinkers.
Jessica Morgan-Helliwell has produced an outline pattern for you to download and fill in with the colours of your choice.
It may inspire you to get more creative during these unique, home-based times.
Where will you get your colour reference from?
I’d love to see all of your creations! So tag me on instagram/Facebook @Jmhtextiles and use the hashtag #colourwithjmh and ill repost your pictures on my social media!
I have tagged an image of how I have coloured it in as well to give you some inspiration🤩
These Times – How We Maintained Focus.
Yes, who does work in a space like this?
Staff have shared their temporary home working spaces.
Guess whose spaces they are?
Letters below the images
Share your guesses on your facebook pages.
More images to share as we move around the house/studio in future posts.
Theses Times-And How We Maintained Focus. 2020
Working outside is definitely an option for our creatives Textile Design for Fashion and Interior students
and in this glorious weather they are even getting a little help from their friends.
Lucy with help in Bristol
Asha and her companion
The sun is out!
Jess and her flamingos
Lowri in Brecon
Amanda’s tutorial spot
And 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
and HOW WE MAINTAINED FOCUS.
In light of the world pandemic Bath School of Design are undertaking immediate steps to ensure that, although working remotely, our design students are engaged, focussed and supported in their studies.
From now, until this situation rights itself, and we are able to interact socially, we’ll be dedicating the blog to how our Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors students are coping and making the very best of what they have.
Of course, they’re some of the most creative people around, what else would you expect ?
This first blog post celebrates how, within 6 days, they travelled home, some across the world, and set up studio immediately, ready to throw themselves back into work and start creating immediately
We salute you. You tenacious, talented people.
3rd yr Sophie set up her loom and is ready to go
3rd yr Olivia ready to paint
3rd yr Caitlin’s studio with a view
3rd yr Jess ready to knit
3rd yr Jess ready to design
2nd yr Evie’s corner studio
2nd yr Ellen Iona’s cosy space
Full-on work in progress.
A full and happy studio. Great atmosphere.
The 3rd years preparing for their end of year.
We show in Bath and in London at New Designers in June and July.
The studio’s are hotting up.It’s all to work for.The degree deadline is looming
What a beautiful site alumni Jessica Rose O’Connor has on Etsy
Here’s a link to her site
Couldn’t you just buy everything!
Jess is a whizz at drawing, composition and narrative.
What wonderful work Jess produces
Where the School of Design is based