WSA graduate featured in the latest issue of Carnival Magazine

Fashion Design graduate Lucy Baxter’s graduate collection is beautifully captured in the latest edition of the new fashion photography magazine Carnival.

The shoot was born out of a portfolio collaboration between Lucy and the photographer Tom Hill. This is a great example of how building up a network of creatives to work with can lead to further promotion of your work.

Images by Tom Hill
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WSA Graduate Success for Weaver Lauren Bates

Recent graduate in Woven Textiles, Lauren Bates starts her new position this week at Vanners Silk Weavers as a Creative Designer. The role involves creating CAD design briefs, colouring designs, trend research and reporting on new design and weave markets in London and overseas.

Lauren Bates - FMP Collection

Vanners met Lauren whilst showing her menswear collection at New Designers with Winchester School of Art this June. To see more of Lauren’s work visit

Lauren Bares - FMP Swatches

#Congratulations Lauren

Come and visit our Pop up shop here @WSA

Soon to be graduates Meghan Lewis and Jasmine Dack have spent time creating, organising and designing the pop up shop for the degree show! With the help of Jess Smith from weave on the admin and money side. Come down and have a look: the shop will be open throughout the degree show. Located: on the upper floor of West Side, WSA Campus next to the library.

Cash only! Card and postcards from 50p to £3 both handmade and printed! Hand made hats, socks and bags from £18 – £35 and £50!, Bunting from £20 and much much much more!

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Congratulations to last year’s weave graduate Aston Bradley

Congratulations to last year’s weave graduate Aston Bradley, who has just been offered the job of Junior Designer/Product Developer at Randa Accessories Ltd., the largest men’s accessories supplier in the World.


Randa Accessories: Collaborating with 75 leading brands, design, reinvent, manufacture, distribute, and market men’s belts, wallets, neckwear, small leather goods, luggage, backpacks, business cases, slippers, jewellery, and gifts.


Calling all Textile level three students – CAD designer wanted @Mirjam Rouden – London

Mirjam Rouden, a Textile print design studio, who produce artwork and sell the copyright internationally, predominantly to fashion brands are searching for a skilled in-house textiles CAD designer to rework artworks our clients have bought on request. This position only involves reworking print that have already been designed, i.e. not creating any artwork from scratch and not working from any design briefs. A visual judgement is however needed to be able to see if a repeat flows well or if recoloured artwork looks good.

Repeats, colour separations and recolouring.

Cleaning up hand made artworks on the computer and converting hand painted fabric into digital artworks ready for production.

Scanning in hand painted fabric on a large format scanner.

The position also involves some organisational and administrational tasks such as mounting and numbering designs and grouping and hanging up prints that have come back from sales trips.

At busy times you will also be working with our numerous interns to direct them and show them how to help with doing the CAD development works.

Not much training will be given. You will be expected to already know how to do repeats and colour separations and use your own methods. Have to be flexible with working hours and be able to stay late to finish off work at busy times.

Desired Skills and Experience:

-Adobe Creative Suite, Mac, Communication skills an advantage as the position involves some liaising with clients.

Regularly 48 hours working week. Salary depending on experience. 

Apply through LINKEDIN:


Idaho Design is a leading supplier of woven and printed fabrics for men’s neckwear and we are currently recruiting for a maternity contract position. ASSISTANT TEXTILE DESIGNER – MEN’S ACCESSORIES Maternity Contract 12 months plus

Idaho Design is a leading supplier of woven and printed fabrics for men’s neckwear and we are currently recruiting for a maternity contract position. We are looking for a talented recent graduate to join our friendly team as an Assistant Designer.

Our ideal candidate would have a relevant degree in Woven Textiles and would be available to start as soon as possible. The role of Assistant Designer would be to support the other in-house designers across our high street accounts and take responsibility for our corporate accounts. There will also be a fair amount of admin related tasks so this role would suit someone with excellent organisational skills. The key responsibilities would include researching trends, CAD design, design related admin, putting together trend boards, assisting with designing the ranges and liaising with factories and fabric mills.

Key Skills Required

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Trend Awareness
  • Excellent time management
  • Good print knowledge
  • Versatile design handwriting

This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience in a fast paced design environment with the potential of taking on more responsibility as the role develops. If this role sounds right for you please email a CV and a few jpegs of your work to


Recruiting an assistant role, with a woven textile background. The spec is as follows: Merchandising Executive

It is a not a pure design role, more an assistant role supoorting myself and my colleague.Responsibilities will include: Some design work, fittings, filing and general support.


Company: shirting manufacturer and our office is based in central London (Oxford Circus / Tottenham Court Rd tube). Looking for a WOVEN textile design graduate with a 2:1+ degree.

You need to be highly organised, an excellent communicator, dedicated, motivated and a fast learner. Please can you ask any interested graduates to submit their CVs to Caroline Potter, Merchandising Manager EMAIL:


Recent Weave graduate Alice Hume has won the Kalopsia Collective “what is textiles?” competition.

Recent Weave graduate Alice Hume has won the Kalopsia Collective “what is textiles?” competition.

The exhibition will open in Edinburgh in February and be accompanied by a catalogue of work. Watch this space…and many congratulations to Alice.





Fashion Design and Print Graduates !!

Paid Fashion Design Assistant based in Bristol –  3 days per week


Role:   Womenswear  Fashion Design Assistant

Location:   Bristol 

Length:    Mid Jan to Mid April 2014 – 3 days per week (flexible with which days). Potential of future work too, so would be great if you are already based in the South West.

Pay:   £ 8 per hour

Deadline for application:   Ongoing

Contact:  Niki at    Title of email to be your name and intern 2014 e.g. John Smith Intern 2014. See further application details at the bottom of the page.

Work with a designer who has over 14 years industry experience and senior contacts at ASOS, Monsoon, White Stuff, Fat Face, Wallis, Phase Eight, Oliver Bonas etc.  The designer is also an illustrator and has worked with Cosmopolitan,  Look Mag, Glamour Mag, BBC Radio 1, River Island etc.

You will learn a lot  from this placement and strengthen your portfolio in a very short space of time. 

You may gain the following experience:

You will be working with me on SS15 doing catwalk and shop research, mood boards, colour analysis. You will then help me with embroidery and embellishment artworks as well as general admin, popping to the post office, filing etc. It is a varied and hands on role and so I need someone bright, talented, willing and hands on. A love of colour, textiles, print is a must as are strong Photoshop skills.

We are looking for: GRADUATES ONLY (fashion/textiles)

Application details:

CV to be saved as your name and CV e.g. JohnSmithCV and sent as a pdf or jpg

Please look at and send examples of relevant work, including examples of Photoshop presentation work AND hand-drawn designs. I want to see that you are bursting with ideas, so scans of sketchbooks etc would be good.

Please reduce images so the whole email is 8MB or less. Do not send over multiple emails or send links to Dropbox or YouSendIt etc as I will not open these I’m afraid.