13 October 2014

Shed at Indigo September 14

Before term even started we took 'Shed' to Indigo in Paris. Graduates from Print, Knit and Surface showed their work. We had fantastic feedback, a lot of interest and of course some sales! Print graduate Hanna Senior and Knit graduate Becky Millyard did a fantastic job of representing everyone.

22 May 2014

Bucks End of Year Show 2014

Please join us to celebrate the work and achievements of our graduating students at the Bucks End of Year Degree Show:

02 May 2014

Bradford Textiles Competition Winners

Congratulations to our students for their recent successes in the Bradford Textile Society Awards 2014:

Gugu Tshuma: 1st Prize, Clothworkers Foundation Award for a knitted textile for knitwear apparel

Azra Iqbal: Commendation, Clothworkers Foundation Award for a knitted textile for fashion or interiors

Georgia Cleeves: 1st Prize, Eleanor Hanson: 3rd Prize and Commended, Lia Raquel Marques: Commended and Polly Redfern: Commended, Clothworkers Foundation Award for a knitted fabric in any fibre or blend

Emmeline Kellett: Commendation, The Woolmark Company Award

Well done to all our staff and students.


11 March 2014

Surface Design Live Project

A couple of images from our recent second year Surface Design live project:

Caroline Browne: Digital printed and cut papers for Selfridges Window Display

Alice Richards: Flocked metal panels (black and gold colourway) for Baku restaurant, Sloane Street, London

09 March 2014

Pitti Filati - More images of our students' work

Our students' work from the Knitted Textiles pathway at the Pitti Filati show in Florence, Italy. We produced 16 knitted lengths in total that were draped on the figures at the show:

18 February 2014

Meet our Associate Lecturers: Carlo Volpi

Carlo Volpi is an award winning contemporary knitwear designer based in London. He currently teaches on the first year of the Textiles and Surface Design course.
Carlo's knitwear is characterised by an eclectic choice of stitch structures, gauges and textures, where traditional knitting techniques, urban landscapes and pop imagery are mixed together into an eccentric combination that is alive throughout his work. His love for unusual patterns and colour combinations has led him to design garments that are very wearable and contemporary.

Carlo also regularly writes a blog on www.knittingindustry.com/carlo-volpi

01 February 2014

Pitti Filati January 2014

Textiles staff and students have recently returned from Pitti Filati knit show in Florence. Pitti Filati is a key international event for the knitting industry. It presents future lifestyle trends and excellence in yarns to an audience of designers and buyers.

Our students created knitted textile lengths for the Trend Area of the show. Bucks New University were the only UK university to be invited to make and show our work at this event. The students worked under the guidance of Fiona Ross, Knitted Textiles Pathway Leader, and Carlo Volpi, Knitwear Designer, to create work in response to a set brief by Pitti Filati. The results were a great success at the show.

21 January 2014

Meet our Associate Lecturers: Jim Biddulph

Jim Biddulph teaches second year and third year students on the Surface Design pathway. Jim is a materials expert with a vast knowledge of industrial and hand making processes.

He is the Projects and Materials Manager for Material Lab in London as well as running his own design consultancy from his studio in East London.

Jim's website is www.hereyouarestudio.com

09 January 2014

Meet our Associate Lecturers: Jane Bowler

 Jane Bowler teaches on the first year of the Textiles and Surface Design course.

Jane is a highly successful fashion designer based in London. She is known for her constant exploration and discovery of new and exciting materials, alongside sculptural silhouettes. Bowler’s body of work is driven by her passion for craftsmanship and innovation within textiles and design.

Her collections highlight her passion for transforming everyday materials using unique processes, hand-dyed plastics and heat-forming techniques. Her work challenges the idea of everyday wear, allowing it to stand out on the street without subscribing to uniform.

Jane was recently announced as an 'Emerging Designer' finalist of the renowned annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013.