The Quilting Together exhibition presents a selection of quilts and drawings made by Nicola Perren in response to a series of hand-made quilts made by the Meltham Quilting Bee, the experience of being a part of this group of makers and an investigation into amateurism.
Key concepts explored within the exhibition are amateur, communal making and autonomy.
As a part of the exhibition, a new quilt will be constructed and all visitors (no experience necessary) will be invited to do some hand sewing and contribute to the quilt making (if they wish).
The Laudry Pile
Looking beyond the everyday mundanities of doing the laundry, The Laundry Pile brings together a range of work from a small group of fashion activists, theorists and researchers. It includes a mix of photography, garments, illustration and performance to explore the relationship between laundry, fashion and nature, and questions how we can collectively tackle these issues.
We are delighted to announce that Stitchsmith clutch bag will be launching on Kick start this Tuesday the 30th of April with one of our second-year students Zahraa Aziz winning designs.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Zahraa to add to her portfolio and in addition to placing 2nd in the competition, Zahrraa also won £500. We also had a runner up in this competition Chloe Glass another excellent example of one of our printers on the Textiles in Practice course.
Congratulations to one of our Final year students Chelsea Bodell who won this year’s National Shima Competition!
Chelsea won a week in Japan at the Shima Seiki headquarters, where she will be training for the week then sightseeing at the weekend followed by another week at Shima at Castle Donington to knit the designs they made in Japan.
We currently have one our Alumni Kathryn Lund working for Shima Seiki as a Designs system operator (You can see her story on our Alumini Page )