The 1st yrs are researching inventive ways to make ‘yarn’. Based on research through drawing, and working with found and recycled materials, the students are busily creating fantasy yarns which will eventually be again translated into practical textile outcomes
Alumni Rebecca Connolly 2016 has been showing her amazing skills at Decorex
On the British Wool / Country Life Magazine ‘Design Sense” stand at Decorex International 2017, flanked by Brintons Carpets , Roger Oates Design and Zoffany Fabrics and Wallpapers as interior design businesses who all use British Wool as an important part of their brand story. During the 4 days of the show I demonstrated hand-weaving on my old floor loom (as well as lots of talking to the lovely interested audience!) I wove a design created for the occasion in 2 natural grey Herdwick wool yarns.
TDFI’s Lou Oakley-Green constructed this backdrop here featured in Jamie Oliver’s Instagram feed.
It was quite a labour of love; taking many hours to complete.
Never again until the next time, eh Lou!?
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.