Join us for a FREE online workshop at the end of each month to explore Textile Processes and discover where Textiles can take you! We’re kicking things off on Wednesday 29th September 2021 where we’ll explore Experimental Embroidery with Textile Artist & Educator, Elnaz Yazdani. (Follow link for details)
Tanya graduated from the Textiles Practice course in 2018. She has completed an Apprentership at Dr. Martens
“Dr. Martens run a yearly apprentice to get younger people into shoe manufacturing, I got to learn all stages of the process over the year. Cutting and inspection of the leather, closing of the uppers, lasting the boots/shoes and attaching the sole and inspecting, cleaning and boxing the boots in the shoe room. After finishing my apprentice I have specialised as a Lasting Operative and have learnt many of jobs within the Lasting Room! My favourite is side lasting, which is attaching the side of the leather upper to the insole of the shoe with a machine that staples the two together. I feel like learning the process from start to finish over the year really helped me in my role now and I feel like an important part of the production line.”
“I love seeing a product that I’m passionate about and worn my entire life being carefully crafted by my friends around me. I’m glad to be part of the shoe industry in UK as there isn’t many factories left. My degree helped me realise that I wanted to work with my hands in a making environment and this role fits perfectly”
It is wonderful to see the diversity in careers which our students progress into and we look forward to sharing more stories from our textiles Alumni family.
You can follow Tanya on instagram @tanyastextiles_
You can also see Tanya on BBC’s Inside the Factory here
We are excited to soon welcome our old and new textiles students into our brand new home in the School of Art, Design, and Architecture Barbara Hepworth building. Here are a few images to give you a sneak peek into the building, our new facilities and breathtaking views!
A big congratulations to two of our Textile Practice students who, have placed in the Bradford textiles society competition.
Emily Alsop one of our final years recieved £ 3rd prize for Print 1 category for her beautiful conversation print.
One of our first year students Libby Fotheringham was given a commendation for the Print 3 category
Congratulations to all the students who won and entered & we look forward the Design Seminar & Award Ceremoney this Friday
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.