We are a course focused on developing creative, industry-ready textile designers who can confidently express themselves through embroidery, weave, knit and print textile languages . Guided and encouraged by an experienced teaching team engaged in textiles practice, our graduates build design and specialist textiles skills, testing their ideas and career aspirations through a range of industry focused experiences, preparing themselves for graduation and beyond.
A collection of seasonally appropriate floral prints for the high-end menswear market, inspired by the intricate and representational qualities of botanical illustrations and created by observing and documenting the natural beauty of common flowers.
Reconstructed Past is a fresh print language for fashion sportswear, inspired by the traditional Japanese techniques of sashiko embroidery and origami. The relaxed collection incorporates discreet details and trimming concepts.
An exploration of geometries in captured shadows, architecture and Lithuanian folk crafts, is portrayed through technical use of intricate hand stitch, mathematical weave and digital embroidery. The designs are intended as decorative couture and bespoke placement elements in fashion or interior contexts.
Forget Me Not is all about designing for care homes and dementia, creating positive and aesthetically pleasing environments for residents with diverse needs. Created through a collaborative consultation process with care home residents, the collection offers designs that are uplifting and stimulating for some, as well as designs that are reassuringly traditional and not over-stimulating for others.
Enchanted by the mystique and wonder of seventeenth century cabinets of curiosities and the passion of natural history collectors, this contemporary collection of interior surface pattern designs responds to the tradition of accumulating natural specimens through expedition, trade and discovery.
Synthetic Ocean is an exploration of digital embroidery combined with heat processed plastic, to form interesting and elegant interpretations and mutations of what future corals could be like if plastic pollution continues.
A collection of sculptural knitted fabrics that explore and exploit yarn properties, which are brought to life through body interaction. They have evolved through an enjoyment of experimentally engaging with materiality and structure, creating unexpected volumes and playful stretch characteristics. A scaling-up of processes has created larger samples that exaggerate the pulling and pushing properties of knitted fabrics resulting in dramatic conceptual fashion possibilities.
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