29 April 2012

Bradford Textiles Competition 2012

First Year Textiles and Surface Design student Emmeline Kellet has won first prize in the Bradford Textiles Society competition Clothworkers' Foundation award - any knitted fabric in any fibre or blend.

The awards ceremony is in Bradford on Wednesday.

The Bradford Textile Society Design competition is recognised as being the most prestigious competition of its kind in the United Kingdom.

This is the second year that a student from the course has won this category - Many Congratulations Emmeline!

 Emmeline Kellet 2012

For more information about the competition and the Society please visit

24 April 2012

Art, Design and Media Student Award 2012

William Lee, Level 5 Surface Design student, has taken part in the Art, Design and Media Student Award 2012 entitled 'Reflection: Learning Experiences in Art, Design and Media'. 

Organised by Networks at the University of Brighton, the award provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their work alongside a range of UK institutions to a global audience. Students were asked to focus on their experiences of learning in art, design and media and submit an image or piece of multimedia accompanied by a short statement that reflects the epiphanies, inspirations, enablers and opportunities that are part of the experience of higher education.


Online voting is open on the above link until Friday 11th May 2012. Good luck William!

20 April 2012

Printed Textiles Graduate Jenna Gibson RCA designs for HUGO

Printed Textiles graduate Jenna Gibson (2008) contacted Paul Murphy, Head of Printed Textiles, to tell him about her most recent design collaboration with fashion label HUGO (Hugo Boss). www.hugoboss.com


Jenna studied at the Royal College of Art in London after graduating from our course in 2008. While at the RCA she developed a wonderful collection of digital designs showing her extensive skill in printing, dyeing and pattern composition.

See more of Jenna's work on her website at jennagibson.co.uk
A film of the catwalk show can be also be viewed on the website.
Many congratulations Jenna!

11 April 2012

British Fashion Council - Heads of Course Seminar

British Fashion Council Colleges Council 
- Heads of Course Seminar 2012

Course Leader Andie Robertson and Senior Knitted Textiles Technician Alison Firth attended the 2012 BFCCC Heads of Course Seminar held in association with Harrods, hosted by Anne Tyrrell MBE.

Anne Tyrrell MBE 

Guest Speakers included
All students are invited to join Andie and Alison for a lunch time briefing about this Course Seminar - to be held in the final term, details to follow.

HRH Campaign for Wool Competition with JIGSAW

HRH Campaign for Wool competition- with Fashion company JIGSAW


Knitted Textiles students visited the prestigious Jigsaw Design Studios in London to meet Lucia Wood as part of the Campaign for Wool - WOOL SCHOOL competition. 

The Campaign for Wool is a body of industry leaders convened by HRH The Prince of Wales to raise awareness of the many natural qualities of wool, encourage consumers to buy more wool and inspire designers and retailers to create and sell more wool rich products, hopeful that the end result will have a positive effect on the global wool industry.

WOOL SCHOOL is a collaboration between Campaign for Wool partner retailers and fashion universities across the United Kingdom. To create special sweaters which are available in store as a limited item, the sale of which starting with Wool Week 2012.

One student will be chosen at the end of the project and their jumper design will be developed, produced and launched in stores to coincide with UK Wool Week: 15th-21st October 2012. 

As a part of the programme retailers will also donate 5% of sales of the garments produced which will go into a central fund and be split evenly as a donation to all universities involved – to encourage fashion design development in the United Kingdom for future years.

Jigsaw is a British company that has been involved in the design, manufacturing and retailing of clothes and accessories for over thirty-five years. The first store opened in Hampstead in 1972 and the company has steadily expanded to currently operate over 50 stores in the UK. In 1996 Jigsaw Junior was established to extend the product range from purely women’s fashion.