Category Archives: Textiles

Bandana making

Students from Truro College Art & Design Saturday Club were set a 3 week project creating bandana’s that followed a garden inspired theme.
Week 1 – natural dyes and shibori techniques
Transforming plain cotton into vibrant, patterned fabric. Vegetables/matter that would normally be discarded in the compost heap were recycled ;  such as Red onions skins, cabbage and tea bags.
Week 2 – Leaf printing
Using leafs collected from students own gardens patterns were printed onto their pre dyed fabrics .
Week 3- Embroidered bugs
Small bugs and insects designed by students were brought to life as they experimented with machine and hand embroidery.

And here are the final results!

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Elizabeth Loveday Workshop

Former Truro College art student Lizzie Loveday recently ran a workshop for us – she has been made the Liberty Textiles Artist in Focus for their new Haberdashery – with a whole wall in their London store featuring her work! V exciting! Lizzie spent the day working with A-level students helping them produce some lovely work.
Participating student Kieran Roberts said –  “Lizzie was so insightful about pursuing a career within the Arts. She was really encouraging and it was really interesting to hear about her experience of studying Illustration at Art College. I really enjoyed the day and am really pleased with the outcome, I have certainly extended my skills!”
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Macabre Models

Inspired by collaborative drawings & responding to the theme of the Exquisite Corpse, our 2nd yr ED students have developed fabric & created characters. Translating the expression and personality through selection of fabric and the application of a range of techniques including machine and hand stitch techniques.

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Page Turner – Turning heads

On from now until this Sat 27th May, 3pm – Page Turner.

A celebration of great student art from Truro College, Cornwall.

Take yourself down to Lemon Quay Piazza in Truro and become inspired by the wealth of talent on display.

From fine art to jewelry, from architecture to graphics design, and everything in between.

Our 12th annual show, Page Turner.

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artist visit by zoe wright

Zoe Wright, a textile artist based at the Krowji studios in Redruth, took time out from her busy schedule to give an informal chat on the realities of being a full time ‘Creative Maker’ and a chance to see some of Zoe’s beautiful work first hand followed by a workshop creating textile pieces using free motion machine embroidery.

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Fashion Master Class


A2 Fashion students create amazing garment in only an hour and a half! In a Subtraction Pattern Cutting Master Class, led by Gary Mills Programme Leader for Fashion at Somerset College, students designed, cut and created these awesome garments in under 90 minutes.

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Beyond Truro College – Becky Williams

Next up is textile artist and part time lecturer here at Truro College Becky Williams.

“I am a practicing textile artist and part-time Textile Lecturer at Truro College. Currently based in Falmouth, I completed three Art & Design A levels and Foundation Diploma at Truro college, before studying Contemporary Textiles in Cardiff, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2008. I am also self-employed and run my own creative textile workshops locally.”

More of her work can be seen HERE.

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Beyond Truro College – Jessica Tremaine

Our next featured past student is Jessica Tremaine. Jess designs for Adidas and runs Sunday Blessed.

 
“I undertook the National Diploma in Art & Design course at Truro College after being excited by the work I saw at the yearly exhibition. I was given creative freedom in experiencing many different art forms whilst being offered wonderful guidance. If you are passionate about art thats the course for you and the lecturers give you a lot of confidence. I also completed the Foundation Diploma that the college offer, Tregye is a beautiful relaxing campus and the technicians are unbelievably helpful in helping you realise your art work.”

You can see more of her work HERE

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Beyond Truro College – Will Johns


Our next look at past students who`ve gone on to bright futures is Will Johns.

`I live in London where I work as Fashion Coordinator for bi-annual luxury fashion publications 10 Magazine and 10 Men.

After completing the National Diploma in Art & Design at Truro, I went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a fashion degree, before working freelance at publications including The Sunday Times Style magazine. I then began my current role at 10 & 10 Men. I also work closely with international stylist and creative director Sophia Neophitou on brand consultancies which include Roland Mouret and Antonio Berardi.

My time at the college allowed me to fully explore my potential through great one on one tuition and creative freedom. My tutors provided me with invaluable direction that definitely helped shape my future in the industry.`

You can see more of Wills work and styling skills HERE.

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Textiles & Fashion – Room Redesign

New term, new students, new room make over!

The A-level Textiles and Fashion students have been treated to an amazing redesign of their studio base with purpose built dress form storage and additional sewing stations to feed their creativity for 2014-15.

We look forward to the results their new creative space will inspire.

A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen especially; Sean for the original idea, and Amy, Alex, Reece and Stuart for their technical support.

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