17 Dec 2015
Textiles students to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding and equipment
Students and staff have both been successful in applying to the Worshipful Company of Weavers for scholarships.
Final-year weave student Matilda Ryley-Hicks was awarded £3,000 and also won their premier scholarship, the Stuart Hollander Award, earning 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 Support for Education Awards and secured £5,475 to fund two 16-shaft table looms and ancillary equipment, a field trip to a mill for second-year students and £1,000 of yarn for final-year students. An application for £2,000 towards software licences for the School's Jacquard - a power-driven loom which produces complex weave designs - was also successful.
The Worshipful Company of Weavers is a charitable organisation which helps support and sustain the textile industry.
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.