17 June 2016

Degree show 2016

It's been a great week at the Bucks degree show @bucksshow16.
Now just over a week until New Designers part 1!

Lottie Grierson and Erin Parfitt

 Izzy Webb

Show set up. The finishing touches......

27 May 2016

Finalist in the 2016 Creative Conscience Awards

3rd year Surface Design student Polly Redfern is a finalist in this years Creative Conscience Awards.https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk

Polly's project asks the question; 'How can maize farmers help to build a community through finding value in agricultural waste?

By repurposing waste materials generated during the production of maize, this project is engaged in creating new functional materials. It aims to eliminate damaging agricultural activities yet simultaneously provides an extra income for farmers and developing communities worldwide. 

British Fashion Council Burberry Competition

Congratulations to Monisha Hussain who was shortlisted for this years BFC Burberry Competition.

09 May 2016

Resource Zone Visit

Our first year students made a visit to our local resource zone.
lots of varied materials to use in project work. Mainly off cuts and left overs from industry, all sorts of materials from plastics, foams, papers and fabrics.

29 April 2016

Jane Bowler Live project

Students from 2nd yr surface design presented their project work to fashion designer Jane Bowler last week. Alex Wiley was lucky to be offered a work placement with Jane after she was especially impressed by his designs.

Follow the experiences of our students on work placements

08 April 2016

Bradford Textile Society competition success!

Congratulations to.........

Abbie Loveridge
A fabric for either fashion or interiors which shows an innovative combination of textile processes
1st Prize £500  - Buckinghamshire New University

Zeba Safdar
A material construction for either fashion or interior products produced by non-conventional processes or new technologies
2nd Prize £300  - Buckinghamshire New University

Emma Kendall
A fashion fabric for a specific fashion collection
3rd Prize £100  - Buckinghamshire New University

Georgia Cleeves
A knitted fabric for either fashion or interiors
Commended - Buckinghamshire New University

Frankie Horsfield
A knitted fabric for either fashion or interiors
Commended - Buckinghamshire New University

16 March 2016

3rd Year project work...coming along nicely!

 Molly Hutchinson: Surface Design
 Amy Blackwell: Printed Textiles
Georgia Cleeves: Knitted Textiles

Pitt Rivers Museum visit.

To continue with the drawing theme. The 1st years visited Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford to create observational drawings from some of the amazing exhibits.

1st years concentrate on translating texture with an un-orthadox still life made of stuff!

04 March 2016

Interesting formations appearing. The work of 2nd year Frankie Horsfield as she develops ideas around bacteria and growth using mixed media. http://francineelizabeth.tumblr.com/

A group of 2nd and 3rd yr students made the long trip up to Fairfield yarns in Lancashire. It was well worth the visit as the selection was huge. Perfect for the beginnings of new projects.

02 March 2016

We have a few Open Days over the next few months. If you're interested in seeing our large design studios and numerous workshop facilities as well hearing about the course from one of the team please follow the link here and sign up http://bucks.ac.uk/

This week we were very pleased to welcome HRH Princess Azizah Iskandar, Malaysia as our guest in the Red Shed. With her keen interest and expertise in textiles, our workshops and studios were of great interest. HRH Princess Azizah Iskandar met with several of our 3rd years students who discussed their final major projects and presented their work.

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.

06 February 2015

Pitti Filati 2015

We have just returned with level 5 students from a trip to Florence where we visited the key yarn trade fair for industry and designers Pitti Filati. Our level 5 and 6 students worked in small groups on a live project for the trend area, designing and making sweaters following set trends relating to regions in Italy. The students worked closely with visiting lecturer Carlo Volpi to develop innovative designs. Their work stood along side that of practicing designers, manufacturers and students from the London college of Fashion.