First year Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors.Collaboration.

shiftWorks
The shiftWorks exhibition has come home to Bath! Visit the gallery at Bath School of Art & Design, Sion Hill, Bath Spa University until 5 May to see the collection of shift dresses on display. Open daily 10am-5pm, free to attend.

The first year textile students at Bath Spa University have created their own shift dress to be added to the exhibition. Made of grey wool squares and white embroidery this collaborative piece will be first displayed at the Sion Hill show.

The next stop for shiftWorks will be Columbia College, Chicago where the exhibition will be on display 9-27 October. We were successful in achieving Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) Outreach funding to make the Chicago exhibition possible.

 

Work in progress.

Rachael Howard

We are delighted to announce the ‘tour’ dates for Rachael’s fabulous show – Red Work.
Touring the country with Knit and Stitch you will be able to catch it at a venue near you soon.

Congratulations Rachael.

click here for more info on the Edinburgh show

Rachael will be doing Creative Covered Buttons workshops on Sat and Sun, here is link for booking The Learning Curve Worshops:
http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/edinburgh/things-to-do/learning-curve-workshops/

Red Work will also be showing at The Knitting and Stitching Shows coming up at:
Alexandra Palace, London 11-15 Oct 2017
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin 9-12 Nov 2017
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate
​23-26 Nov 2017

Red Work: Rachel Howard

Red Work is a major solo exhibition by acclaimed textile artist Rachael Howard. Rachael records and celebrates the joys and frustrations of everyday family life in large-scale figurative work inspired by 19th century redwork story quilts – for her the Instagram of their day.

“Most of us are in awe of Howard’s sketched lines, reproducing an image so effortlessly, and her mark-making forming new life on a page or textile surface with such alacrity”, Ann Gibson, The Quilter.

Utilising Rachael’s signature techniques of line drawing, machine embroidery, applique, screen-printing and digital printing, Red Work reinvents the redwork quilts and coverlets of the late 1880’s. The work depicts imagery associated with domesticity – simple motifs of flowers, animals, birds and children, in scenes captured from everyday life, such as jogging, football and watching Japanese wrestlers.

“The fluidity of line that she employs and her ability to capture a gesture in a few economical marks draws parallels with the immediacy of Instagram but adds something more. These images have a vitality, truth and energy that only drawing from life can achieve”, Polly Leonard, Selvedge.

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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Hand and Lock

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Hand Embroidery

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Chanel and Liberty in one swoop!

What a fabulous way for the students to start the new academic year by visiting two incredible shows.

Here we see a good mix of images from Mademoiselle Privé at Saatchi, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
and
Liberty in Fashion 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Both are still on and you can catch if you are quick.

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/liberty-in-fashion/

http://mademoiselleprive.chanel.com/en_WW/

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EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015

Tanya Fryer, one of this year’s graduates from BA Hons Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors, is featured in an article on Drawing and Concept in the current issue of embroidery magazine.

We couldn’t be more delighted for you Tanya.

Tanya says on her blog
I’m feeling very privileged that Embroidery magazine chose to feature my work in their graduate round up this month. The piece included is ‘Chelsea Trees,’ the inspiration, design process and making of which can be found here

https://travellingwithapinchofsalt.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/translating-my-paintings-into-textile-design-2/

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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

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Jayne’s work as displayed at PremierVision in Paris with Texprint.

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