WSA Student on placement at The Print Club

Current WSA printed textile student, Lucy Harris, is finishing her 6 week placement at The Print Club in Dalston, London. As well as providing screen printing facilities and workshops, the space commissions and sells screen prints from a large array of artists and designers. Lucy has been helping both in the workshops and behind the scenes of the gallery space and shop.

Dalston Print Club Workshop Lucy Harris at Dalston Print Club

When Lucy returns to WSA in October she will be moving into her final year on the printed textile course. Her work has a strong illustrative style embracing both advanced figurative drawing and bold geometrics. Below are some of her wallpaper designs for the Camac competition referencing Pop Art, contemporary pop culture and methods of collage.

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WSA Degree Show 2014

Highlights from Winchester Degree show 2014. EliisaBaldwin2014#WSAWEAVE

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Last chance to see our textile graduates work at New Designers, London 25 – 28 June 2014. Awards Preview 25 June. We look forward to seeing you there.

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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Press Hampshire Chronicle » Winchester School of Art graduates dazzle with their fashion show

Press article from the Winchester Fashion Show 2014 last week:

It was a day of monochrome prints, stark lines, bold colours and even tartan at this year’s Winchester School of Art graduate fashion show.Models strut confidently in the futuristic designs created by the final year students to mark the end of their education but the start of their careers.

cc_Hampshire ChronicleThere were even some hints of the sixties swinging back into fashion entwining floral prints with asymmetric lines. Crop tops, oversized coats and overstated eyeliner could be seen from numerous designers while others mixed pastel princess-inspired dresses with snazzy glitter-infused leggings and tops.

Programme leader and organiser Cecilia Langemar said the students showed natural talent commending them for their hard work. “The show went very well,” she said. “The students produced a range of interesting, creative and ambitious outfits. It was a showcase of what they’d been working on for the last 12 weeks, which included 49 students in all, specialising in fashion design. The models were amazing and very professional.

“Year on year we’ve gone from strength to strength and the students have gained employability at a range of manufacturers around the world including the likes of Topshop and Burberry. Some of them have even been shortlisted for the graduate fashion week in London,” Ms Langemar added.

“Overall we have been very impressed with the level of difficulty and the techniques and the mix of hand-made fabrics produced. They have been hugely ambitious in some cases and there’s been a great deal of hard work and late nights.”

Article by: By Lauren Howard, Reporter

Round up of day four @ Graduate Fashion Week 2014

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Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s leading event for fashion graduates.

Today we have been setting up our stand at Graduate Fashion Week which is the world’s leading event for fashion graduates.



Where we will be showcasing our Fashion, Knit and Textile Design as well as Fashion Marketing student’s work.  From Saturday 31st May – Tuesday 3rd June 2014.

The Truman Brewery is located at:

The Truman Brewery, 11 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

Nearest overground: Shoreditch High Street
Nearest underground: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East, Old Street

Tickets for Graduate Fashion Week 2014 are now on sale and available for purchase HERE.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 20, 2014 – SURTEX® has announced its Grand Prize winner in the 2014 designext® International Student Competition, now in its 28th year. Tori McLean, a third year student at the United Kingdom’s Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, took top honors and will receive the Grand Prize package of $1,000, a feature on the SURTEX website for a full year, and recommendation letters to prospective employers.

Tori McLean did an outstanding job demonstrating her passion for surface design with an exceptional entry,” said Penny Sikalis, SURTEX vice president. “Tori and her fellow winners will benefit greatly from this experience and it’s our expectation that it will help launch the careers of these talented, young professionals.”

The 2014 competition was themed Street Inspiration, with students submitting original surface designs inspired by their vision of street influences in the year 2020. Submissions required a collection of six surface designs within one of the following categories: WEAR, WORK, LIVE and PLAY.

McLean’s LIVE submission represented her vision of how shared living could look in the year 2020.  Using a range of patterned screens as space, she designed Japanese motifs inspired by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To create her designs, McLean used airbrushing and graffiti with laser-cut stencils to incorporate the Street Inspiration theme.

The designext judges found McLean’s talent and vision to be beyond her years and commented that her work was “prolific”. The panel of judges, each a highly regarded design professional, represented diverse sectors within the design and licensing industry. The four judges were: Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director of Knoll Textiles and Knoll Luxe; David Laubach, Director of Design, Avanti Press, Inc; Bonnie Mackay, Principal of BMackay Consulting; and Susanne Martinez, VP, Design and Product Development, SFERRA Fine Linens.

The judges critiqued the portfolios of all four designext winners, who each traveled to New York City where their work was displayed before 6,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors. In addition to McLean, they included Jenny Boucher, a third year student studying Material Arts & Design at Ontario College of Art & Design in Canada; Samantha Mast of Grand Rapids, MI, a third-year student in the Crafts Department with an emphasis on Textile Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI; and Karina Rasmussen of Pleasanton, CA, a senior in the Fashion/Textile Design Department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.


Featuring the work of: level three printed textiles student Rosie Timson

Featuring work of level three, Printed Textile Student Rosie Timson. Created for the Surtex brief – the work is inspired by events are happening in 2020, Tokyo Olympics caught Rosie’s interest and so she decided to look at Japanese traditional art; her main inspiration being Hokusai, just like Hokusai she wanted to use water colours and inks to create the stories and scenes in the long design pieces.

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Printed Textiles student and designer Frieda Peppercorn’s work was featured during Winchester Fashion Week.

Justice Introducing: Frieda Peppercorn 
While Justice are proud to showcase the work of the best Jewellery Designers that Britain has to offer in the likes of Sophie Harley, Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster, we’re also thrilled to be able to provide a platform for new talent emerging into the design world and Winchester Fashion Week 2014 provided the perfect opportunity to do just that…


…we love the unique and inspirational so we were naturally drawn to the work of super talent, Frieda Peppercorn and the opportunity arose to promote this talented designer through our partnership with Winchester Fashion Week.

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(Justice) What made you want to become a Textile Designer?

I have always loved working with fabrics I used to make dresses for my dolls when I was little. I love to make things, and there is something special that happens when you apply a drawing onto fabric, it gives it a whole new dimension, which I find really exciting. I have a very hands on approach, I love to get my hands dirty, the days I spend screen printing in the studio are my happiest.

(Justice) What do you find inspiration in?

My work has an illustrative style; I like my prints to tell a story. I suppose I like to draw objects that have a story behind them or things that evoke memories of the past; the simplest thing can be made beautiful through a drawing.

(Justice) Who is your favourite fashion inspiration?

I love the work of Stella Jean, her clothes are so outrageous and I love the way she combines her amazing prints in her outfits.

(Justice) Who in history would you have designed/ printed textiles for?

I think I would have liked to be designing at the time of Lucienne Day and Marian Miller, the post war textiles were so exciting and revolutionary I think it was a really exciting time for textile design.

(Justice) Which celebrity would you most like to see wearing your designs?

Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine), I love her style and her music.

(Justice) What’s your favourite song/ soundtrack to listen to while you’re printing?

I love Bastille’s album at the moment, but if I want something a bit more chilled out, Ben Howard is my fave.

(Justice) Are there any connections between your work and Jewellery Design?

I think that all designers like myself and those who create the beautiful jewellery at Justice definitely do have a connection, creative people have a lot in common, no matter what media they use to illustrate their creativity. I think that hand made unique items are very special and it is important to support independent designers.

(Justice) Are there any ‘Justice’ designers that particularly resonate with your work?

I love Sophie Harley’s work each piece has a unique hand crafted quality. I like to think that my work does the same, screen-printing is very hands on, and the imperfections that it creates are what makes it beautiful, every piece is unique.

(Justice) What made you want to be involved with Winchester Fashion Week?

I thought it was the perfect platform for me to promote my work, I think it’s great that local businesses are collaborating with local design students.

(Justice) What does it mean to you to be involved in this project?

This is really exciting to be promoted by Justice, I think it is fantastic that they support British design.

(Justice) You study at Winchester School of Art- any top tips for your favourite hang outs/ shopping trips?

My favourite place for coffee is ‘Chococo’, their chocolate is divine and it’s definitely the best coffee I have had in town.

One of the best shops is hidden away around the back of Sainsbury’s, it’s called ‘Fab Vintage’ and I have picked up many beautiful vintage bargains there.

(Justice) You finish studying this year, what are your plans and career aspirations?

Screen printing is my passion, whether I find a job that allows me to do what I love, or I set up on my own, as long as I’m printing I’ll be happy. 


This is an edited version of the piece written by: Jules Fuller on Google+, 27/03/2014 Winchester Fashion Week 2014: Justice Introducing- Frieda Peppercorn