21 Dec 2015
Textiles students to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding and equipment
Students and staff from the School of Arts, English and Drama have successfully received scholarship funding from the Worshipful Company of Weavers.
The Worshipful Company of Weavers is a charitable organisation which helps support and sustain the textile industry.
Among those awarded was final-year weave student Matilda Ryley-Hicks. Matilda was awarded £3,000 and won the Company’s premier scholarship, the Stuart Hollander Award, granting her a further £1,000.
Kelly Lovatt and Alice Thompson, also woven textiles students, were each awarded £1,000.
Textiles lecturer, Jan Shenton, applied for the Support for Education Awards and secured £5,475 to fund two 16-shaft table looms and ancillary equipment, a field trip to a mill and £1,000 of yarn for final-year students. An application for £2,000 towards software licences for the Jacquard is currently being considered.
Students on the BA Textiles: Innovation and Design course can currently choose to specialise in printed, woven and multimedia textiles and from 2016, will also be able to choose an integrated digital practice pathway.