National Theatre Textile Commission created at WSA

Athens born and London based artist trained at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art specialising in woven textiles. Her practice touches on the boundaries of craft, art and design and involves developing textile works through commissions and interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Ismini has just completed the textile works for the new mezzannine restaurant at the National Theatre on the London Southbank. Working closely with Haworth Tomkins architects and the NT Futures team the pieces have a site specific theme and attempt to ‘weave the history of the NT’.

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The 14 panel installation was designed working with archives from maps, architectural plans, drawings and photographs of the building. To celebrate the people behind the scenes who make the National Theatre the ‘largest factory in London’ I collected their fingerprint marks and developed them into golden textile patterns. The work was woven on a computerised jacquard loom at Winchester School of Art using cotton, linen, silk and metallic threads. The works will be installed in July 2014.

 

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.

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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.  http://www.randa.net

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Congratulations to WSA Weaver Hannah Robson

Congratulations to Hannah Robson for gaining a place to further her studies with a Masters at  The Royal College of Art.RCAlogo

 

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Featuring Work in progress for level three weave Final Major Project

Here is a taste of what is to come as the level three weavers approach the end of their degree..we are very excited to to see their end results.

Featuring work of: Emily Anderson, Elissa Baldwin, Hannah Futcher, Hannah Robson, Lauren Bates and Mel Pellatt

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Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Awards 2014

clothworkersApplications are invited for this award which aims to assist weavers to set up in business by providing studio space and business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as shared use of looms. There are 6 Awards available and the selection panel will be looking for individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills. The Awards will include space in a shared studio equipped with Leclerc and Louet looms and a number of other benefits.

See http://www.cockpitarts.com/studios-support/awards for more details.

Deadline 12pm, Friday 11 April 2014.

Last year’s weave graduate recent exhibits at The Royal College of Art, London.

Last year’s weave graduate Hannah Auerbach George, showed some very sophisticated work at the RCA’s work in progress show.wsa_alumni_HannahAGeorge

ASSISTANT TEXTILE DESIGNER – MEN’S ACCESSORIES Idaho Design – London

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 sophie.c@idaho.co.uk

SEARCHING FOR A WOVEN TEXTILE GRADUATE 2:1+

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.

* DESIGN ASSISTANT 30% DESIGN
* FITTINGS OF GARMENTS BEFORE SIGN OFF FOR BULK
* ORGANISATIONAL ROLE FOR SMALL TEAM
* THIS IS AN ASSISTANT ROLE WITH GREAT SCOPE FOR GROWTH

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: PotterC@esquel.com

 

Level 3 Woven Textile Design Exhibition – starts today in Westside building, WSA campus.

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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.

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