29 February 2016

Bucks New Uni now has a great new resource the Bucks graduate blog. Lots of information for current, prospective and past students. Take a look at this link which is an interview with  current third year Textiles and Surface Design student Phoebe Edwards talking about her experiences on work placements. http://thebucksgraduate.com/2015/12/15/phoebe-edwards/

26 February 2016

Students from Buckinghamshire New University have been putting their skills to good use for Student Volunteering Week by knitting blankets for the neonatal unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. A team of student volunteers belonging to the Red Shed Society, run by Textiles and Surface Design students, held a 24 hour knit-athon to produce blankets in blue, pink and purple. The blankets were made using cotton and polyester yarns and were individually gift-wrapped and donated to the unit, which provides specialist care to vulnerable babies.

Polly Redfern, who is in her third-year at Bucks New University, said: "The Red Shed Society is a team of students currently fundraising so that we can display work at trade shows. As part of our fundraising, we chose to organise and run a 24 hour knit-athon where we knitted blankets for the neonatal ward as we wanted to give something back to the community."

3rd year Textiles and Surface Design students. Polly Redfern and Olivia Shykles

Examples of fabric innovation, some of the results from the live project for Pitti Filati with the knit pathway. 

Francine Horsfield

 Georgia Cleeves
 Phoebe Edwards
Monisha Hussain

25 February 2016

2nd year students are now involved in their first self-directed project. After several projects and a lot of technical input, this is the opportunity to base a project around their own interests and undertake new challenges.

SDC Competition

Last week course leader Rosie Cate along with 3rd year students Isabel Webb, Roma Arora and Olivia Shykles attended the regional finals for the Society of Dyers and Colourists competition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Great opportunity to see their work alongside students from other Universities and to present to the judging panel.