Alexandra Evans
Amie Farr
Amie Farr’s
2nd
Year Work Placement.
‘Its blend of high fashion and
world-class photography with
features on the arts, pol...
Where did I go: London, 10-17th
May 2009.
Name of companies: Dazed and Confused Magazine, and
AnOther Magazine
• Type of practice or company (What do they do?) Published twice a year, AnOther Magazine
quickly established a reputation...
Find this ‘Aesthetic feast’ at: AnOthermag.com
What did I do on placement?
Returned thousands of pounds worth of clothes samples
to press offices and high profile flagsh...
Amy Deacon & Tiffany Chase
Su Blackwell
Paper Artist
Paper cut illustration for an article called 'The
Books That Changed My Life' - "writers,
designers, artists and trendsett...
Commission- Cartier Store, Paris. 2009.
Vogue, 2008.
Here are some photographs of Su’s personal studio in Colliers Wood, South London.
STUDIO
Su has some of the work she
has previously produced in her
studio on display
This piece is from The
Telegraph, July 29, 20...
COMMISSION FOR ROBERT BURNS
MUSEUM
STRUCTURE- FORM- FOLD- CUT
TASKS WHILST ON WORK PLACEMENT
 Animated advert for Volvo, Sweden
 Visual promotion for Pilsner Urquell beer
 Vogue com...
COMMISSION FOR VOLVO
http://www.acneproduction.com/#/projects/null/volvo
Contact
su@sublackwell.co.u
k
Amy Wilson
 Shop and studio based in
Holborn, London.
 Gallery space for exhibiting
designers work – Donya
Coward
 The Old Curiosi...
Many of the items that are sold in the shop are handmade in the studio
• The collection of stretch Silk fabrics are
designed and sampled in the studio.
•The cloth is then produced at a mill in
...
 Weaving workshops –
following on after the success
of Mastercraft
 A collection of bespoke
jackets handmade by a young
...
•Emma Sewell and Harriet Wallace
Jones
•Textile design studio and shop London
and a studio in Dorset.
• Products woven in ...
Aviva Leigh
Aviva Leigh
teacherteacherdesignerdesigner
dyerdyer workshop
facilitator
workshop
facilitator
+ fun, fulfilling, creative
- admin, marking, long
hours
Norwich High School for Girls
One day workshop
85x Year 8 student...
+ working with people,
enabling, sharing skills &
knowledge
- Preparation time = 2x
workshop time plus!
Workshop
facilitat...
+ experiment, explore,
create
- messy, cold, hard work!
Woad Inc.
Two day work experience
Shibori Silk Scarves
Cross Dyed ...
+ experimenting with a range of
techniques & processes
- slow output – cost effectiveness
designer
patterns & garments fro...
Future
considerations...
• Lifestyle – home, family, pace of work
• Ethos – what is important?
– Sustainability
– Local Pr...
Cassie Secker & Lisa Zoylinos
Work Placement with Alison
Willoughby
Lisa Zoylinos and
Cassie Secker
What did we do?
• Helped with self advertising
• Prepared fabric pieces for her work and
helped with construction
• Knitti...
What we learnt
• How a freelance designer advertises themselves
• Where she sources her fabrics
• How to price your work a...
Did it help your work?
• Watching a designer work made us realise
how fast the industry is, and the pace of work
we should...
What was it like working in London?
• Working in London made us realise how close
and accessible everything is
• Massive s...
Did we enjoy it?
• Yes!
• We were doing practical work, not just making
tea!
• Friendly yet working environment
• Got some...
Good Luck!
Love Lisa and Cassie 
Chloe Smith
Chloe Smith
My Placement Location:
Anstey Wallpaper Company
www.harlequin.uk.com
WW
MY CONTEXTS
Holly Valentine
Alison Willoughby
Jenny Unsworth
My time was spent………
• sourcing materials
• hand sewing
• reproducing designs
by ‘pricking and
pounding’
• working on a
da...
Hand & Lock provide hand &
machine embroidery services
• military
• catwalk
• theatre
• bridal
• Ecclesiastic
• monogrammi...
What’s
there?
• embroidery studio with
Victorian Irish and
Cornely sewing machines
(which produce chain
stitch) and modern...
Embroidery
• Tambour beading
• Goldwork
• Silk shading
• Jacobean crewel work
• Drawn & Pull course
• Shadow work
• Appliq...
Goldwork
• The gold work
embroidery is
stunning. The metal
is 2% gold and
shaped in a minute
coil which is cut into
tiny l...
Impressions
Kirsty Newman
Erica Wakerly
Wallpaper Designer
Work Placement
with
Wallpapers that explore
Perspective, Reflection,
Texture and Contrast.
Contact:
• Email.
• Follow up phone call.
• Studio visit.
Work Placement:
Grand Designs Live Trade Show 2010.
• Hung wallpapers/ Set up Erica’s stand.
• Spoke to potential clients/ press.
How has this experience
influenced my own practice?
• Degree in Illustration.
• Freelance Graphic Design Work
• MA in Printed Textiles at the
Royal College of Art.
Lauren Mellor
Lauren Mellor
Carrow House – Costume and Textile
Study Centre.
• I worked alongside Lisa Little, one of the curators
at Carrow House.
• ...
Organising the placement.
• I found I had to be very persistant when I was
organising a work placement here. They are
very...
What did I do?
• I helped chronologically order and separate various
Fashion/Textile magazines.
• I helped by sorting thro...
What did I learn?
• I learnt to be more organised
• I learnt how to treat old textiles with care, how
to prepare and store...
What would I do differently?
• Find another placement with more relevance
to my studio practice
• Contact sooner
• Be brav...
Linda Sadler
Linda Sadler
Work experience 2010
Where did I go?
Azsu Alpacas
www.azsualpacas.com
• Alpaca Farm near Dereham
• Farm with 200 alpacas, sales, stud services,
workshops
• Alpaca clothing, accessories and sof...
Why did I go there?
• Part of a local network PIN (produced in
Norfolk) so possible useful future contacts
• Opportunity t...
How did I organise the placement?
• Went on a visit organised by NUCA
• Showed Su some of my samples
• Sent CV
• Arranged ...
What did I do?
• Machine knitting
• Cushion
Throws
What did I learn?
• Importance of quality finishing
• Pricing
• Documentation
• Steaming
• Machine knitting with alpaca ya...
How did it influence my work?
What would I do differently with
hindsight?
• Not concentrated just on machine knitting,
asked for variety of tasks
• Not ...
Lucy Wallis
Zoe Miller
Textile Designer
Based at Cockpit Arts, London
Sarah Scripps
First Work Placement:
Costume & Textile Study Centre at Carrow House
Contact Details:
Name of contact: Lisa Little
Job des...
Second Work Placement:
Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion
Contact Details:
Name of contact: Marcelle Bobby
Tel: 01473...
 Organise your work placement as early as possible
 Search websites for contact details
Do not just send an email
 Do ...
Costume and Textile Study
Centre at Carrow House
 Research into historic textiles
and textile techniques
 Organisation o...
Ipswich Museum and
Christchurch Mansion
 Conservation work
 Accessioning archives
 Visiting the archives
 Front of hou...
 Gaining new knowledge
 Effecting studio practice
 Making contacts
 Confidence
Practitioner
Sarah- Louise Wrigley
Sarah-Louise Wrigley
My Work Experience at
Zandra Rhodes
Who is Zandra Rhodes?
What does she do?
Interiors
First week at Zandra Rhodes
• Adapting Zandra’s style. Scale. Materials.
• Designing her new range for Ashley Wilde
• Pick...
Second week at Zandra Rhodes
• Meeting Zandra and working with her on the
designs.
• Sitting in on a meeting with Millets....
Tracey Pitcher
Yasmine Wymer
Work placement March ‘10
Steps taken to gain a
placement
• Produce a creative CV
• Write a covering letter – Making it
appropriate to each company....
• Toured the factory
• Worked on 3 different briefs
for specialised clients,
these involved
– Research – internet / book
b...
• During the placement I
learnt :
• The importance of the
quality of a finished fabric
• How to use various
computer progr...
If I could do it all again…
• I would organise a placement in a
fashion company as well.
• I would push my work more – Ask...
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    1. 1. Alexandra Evans
    2. 2. Amie Farr
    3. 3. Amie Farr’s 2nd Year Work Placement. ‘Its blend of high fashion and world-class photography with features on the arts, politics and literature continues to make each beautifully crafted edition a collectors’ item. ‘
    4. 4. Where did I go: London, 10-17th May 2009. Name of companies: Dazed and Confused Magazine, and AnOther Magazine
    5. 5. • Type of practice or company (What do they do?) Published twice a year, AnOther Magazine quickly established a reputation for highly original content brought together in its pages by an emerging set of photographers, stylists and writers bound by a search for creativity and authenticity. It is now the most recognised biannual fashion magazine in the world.
    6. 6. Find this ‘Aesthetic feast’ at: AnOthermag.com
    7. 7. What did I do on placement? Returned thousands of pounds worth of clothes samples to press offices and high profile flagship stores such as Burberry, D&G, Dover Street Market, Miss Sixty, Topshop,. Helped with Model Research and casting for photoshoots. Went through archives of all the designers AnOther work with. Got given independent tasks to source out accessories for parties, articles or magazine reviews. What did I learn?
    8. 8. Amy Deacon & Tiffany Chase
    9. 9. Su Blackwell Paper Artist
    10. 10. Paper cut illustration for an article called 'The Books That Changed My Life' - "writers, designers, artists and trendsetters" talking about books which have change how they read, work and live. July 2009 edition of Elle
    11. 11. Commission- Cartier Store, Paris. 2009. Vogue, 2008.
    12. 12. Here are some photographs of Su’s personal studio in Colliers Wood, South London. STUDIO
    13. 13. Su has some of the work she has previously produced in her studio on display This piece is from The Telegraph, July 29, 2009
    14. 14. COMMISSION FOR ROBERT BURNS MUSEUM
    15. 15. STRUCTURE- FORM- FOLD- CUT
    16. 16. TASKS WHILST ON WORK PLACEMENT  Animated advert for Volvo, Sweden  Visual promotion for Pilsner Urquell beer  Vogue commercial experimentation  Work towards her exhibition at the Bronte Parsonage museum
    17. 17. COMMISSION FOR VOLVO http://www.acneproduction.com/#/projects/null/volvo
    18. 18. Contact su@sublackwell.co.u k
    19. 19. Amy Wilson
    20. 20.  Shop and studio based in Holborn, London.  Gallery space for exhibiting designers work – Donya Coward  The Old Curiosity shop footwear collection - a collaboration with Margo.
    21. 21. Many of the items that are sold in the shop are handmade in the studio
    22. 22. • The collection of stretch Silk fabrics are designed and sampled in the studio. •The cloth is then produced at a mill in India And sent to the shop on 50m rolls.
    23. 23.  Weaving workshops – following on after the success of Mastercraft  A collection of bespoke jackets handmade by a young designer using left over scraps of fabric
    24. 24. •Emma Sewell and Harriet Wallace Jones •Textile design studio and shop London and a studio in Dorset. • Products woven in British mills and Summer collection woven and hand dyed in the studio
    25. 25. Aviva Leigh
    26. 26. Aviva Leigh teacherteacherdesignerdesigner dyerdyer workshop facilitator workshop facilitator
    27. 27. + fun, fulfilling, creative - admin, marking, long hours Norwich High School for Girls One day workshop 85x Year 8 students Hand stitched 3-dFelt Letters Created ‘Ball Gown’ onto metal frame Timing and organisation essential! teacher
    28. 28. + working with people, enabling, sharing skills & knowledge - Preparation time = 2x workshop time plus! Workshop facilitator Carrow House Costume & Textile Archive contextual research preparation of workshop resources working with schools and groups fibre to fabric –carding, spinning, weaving
    29. 29. + experiment, explore, create - messy, cold, hard work! Woad Inc. Two day work experience Shibori Silk Scarves Cross Dyed Weld & Woad Creating products for shop Dyeing my own project materials dyer
    30. 30. + experimenting with a range of techniques & processes - slow output – cost effectiveness designer patterns & garments from woven cloth upcycling offcuts overdyeing/stitch woven tweed designs natural dyes low impact acid dyed scarf designs
    31. 31. Future considerations... • Lifestyle – home, family, pace of work • Ethos – what is important? – Sustainability – Local Provenance – Sharing / working with others – Making beautiful things that will last • Making a living – be realistic!
    32. 32. Cassie Secker & Lisa Zoylinos
    33. 33. Work Placement with Alison Willoughby Lisa Zoylinos and Cassie Secker
    34. 34. What did we do? • Helped with self advertising • Prepared fabric pieces for her work and helped with construction • Knitting and beading • Deconstructed skirt • Used industrial sewing machine
    35. 35. What we learnt • How a freelance designer advertises themselves • Where she sources her fabrics • How to price your work and what costs you need to include • How to communicate with potential buyers • How to professionally finish a piece of work • How copyright in textiles works
    36. 36. Did it help your work? • Watching a designer work made us realise how fast the industry is, and the pace of work we should be achieving • Learning new techniques • Alison taught us about other current designers, which helped our research
    37. 37. What was it like working in London? • Working in London made us realise how close and accessible everything is • Massive source of relevant information • The place to go for our profession • The place to source a variety and quality of fabrics • An inspirational city
    38. 38. Did we enjoy it? • Yes! • We were doing practical work, not just making tea! • Friendly yet working environment • Got some freebies! • Nice change to be working in London
    39. 39. Good Luck! Love Lisa and Cassie 
    40. 40. Chloe Smith
    41. 41. Chloe Smith My Placement Location: Anstey Wallpaper Company
    42. 42. www.harlequin.uk.com WW
    43. 43. MY CONTEXTS
    44. 44. Holly Valentine
    45. 45. Alison Willoughby
    46. 46. Jenny Unsworth
    47. 47. My time was spent……… • sourcing materials • hand sewing • reproducing designs by ‘pricking and pounding’ • working on a databases • making teas/coffees • stocktaking • delivering embroidery
    48. 48. Hand & Lock provide hand & machine embroidery services • military • catwalk • theatre • bridal • Ecclesiastic • monogramming
    49. 49. What’s there? • embroidery studio with Victorian Irish and Cornely sewing machines (which produce chain stitch) and modern digital sewing machines. • embroidery school. Currently also setting up a school in New York. • design studio • military section • offices
    50. 50. Embroidery • Tambour beading • Goldwork • Silk shading • Jacobean crewel work • Drawn & Pull course • Shadow work • Applique • Whitework - handanger
    51. 51. Goldwork • The gold work embroidery is stunning. The metal is 2% gold and shaped in a minute coil which is cut into tiny lengths. The needle passes through the centre and secured in single pieces.
    52. 52. Impressions
    53. 53. Kirsty Newman
    54. 54. Erica Wakerly Wallpaper Designer Work Placement with
    55. 55. Wallpapers that explore Perspective, Reflection, Texture and Contrast.
    56. 56. Contact: • Email. • Follow up phone call. • Studio visit.
    57. 57. Work Placement: Grand Designs Live Trade Show 2010.
    58. 58. • Hung wallpapers/ Set up Erica’s stand. • Spoke to potential clients/ press.
    59. 59. How has this experience influenced my own practice?
    60. 60. • Degree in Illustration. • Freelance Graphic Design Work • MA in Printed Textiles at the Royal College of Art.
    61. 61. Lauren Mellor
    62. 62. Lauren Mellor
    63. 63. Carrow House – Costume and Textile Study Centre. • I worked alongside Lisa Little, one of the curators at Carrow House. • They have the mammoth task of conserving and documenting a history of everything textile related. • This includes, clothing, shoes, jewellery, dress patterns, magazines, photos and more.
    64. 64. Organising the placement. • I found I had to be very persistant when I was organising a work placement here. They are very busy people, but very appreciative of any help. • Contact details: 01603 223870 Carrow House 301 King Street Norwich Norfolk NR1 2TS
    65. 65. What did I do? • I helped chronologically order and separate various Fashion/Textile magazines. • I helped by sorting through the dress patterns, such as Vogue, Simplicity.... There are SO many. • I helped put together a collection to be exhibited at the Castle Museum, ‘The Beatles to Bowie’ exhibition. • I put together workshop kits for making Victorian buttons. I was also there to help set this up. • I also helped to conserve a beautiful piece of patchwork that was donated whilst I was there. • Also, my favourite, I had to catalogue and re-pack hundreds of shoes.
    66. 66. What did I learn? • I learnt to be more organised • I learnt how to treat old textiles with care, how to prepare and store them • Patience • I was also lucky enough to attend a Chinese drawing workshop in place of Lisa Little • I was able to assess the finished quality of much of the textiles/clothing and apply it to my own work.
    67. 67. What would I do differently? • Find another placement with more relevance to my studio practice • Contact sooner • Be brave! Make the effort to go to London or wherever needs to be to gain that all important experience.
    68. 68. Linda Sadler
    69. 69. Linda Sadler Work experience 2010
    70. 70. Where did I go? Azsu Alpacas www.azsualpacas.com
    71. 71. • Alpaca Farm near Dereham • Farm with 200 alpacas, sales, stud services, workshops • Alpaca clothing, accessories and soft furnishings for sale on-line and on-site • Fleeces sent to mill for making into yarn and fabric • Mainly one off designs
    72. 72. Why did I go there? • Part of a local network PIN (produced in Norfolk) so possible useful future contacts • Opportunity to use different knitting machines and improve my knitting skills • See how a small business runs • I love alpacas
    73. 73. How did I organise the placement? • Went on a visit organised by NUCA • Showed Su some of my samples • Sent CV • Arranged dates by email
    74. 74. What did I do? • Machine knitting • Cushion
    75. 75. Throws
    76. 76. What did I learn? • Importance of quality finishing • Pricing • Documentation • Steaming • Machine knitting with alpaca yarn
    77. 77. How did it influence my work?
    78. 78. What would I do differently with hindsight? • Not concentrated just on machine knitting, asked for variety of tasks • Not taken work home to finish as this proved very time consuming
    79. 79. Lucy Wallis
    80. 80. Zoe Miller Textile Designer Based at Cockpit Arts, London
    81. 81. Sarah Scripps
    82. 82. First Work Placement: Costume & Textile Study Centre at Carrow House Contact Details: Name of contact: Lisa Little Job description: Costume & Textile Study Centre Curator Assistant Tel: 01603 223870 Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk Address: 301 King Street, Norwich, NR1 2TN
    83. 83. Second Work Placement: Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion Contact Details: Name of contact: Marcelle Bobby Tel: 01473 433550 Email: marcelle.bobby@colchester.gov.uk Website: www.colchestermuseums.org.uk Address: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH
    84. 84.  Organise your work placement as early as possible  Search websites for contact details Do not just send an email  Do not be afraid to make a nuisance of yourself Try to state what you want to achieve from the experience and why you have chosen that particular placement
    85. 85. Costume and Textile Study Centre at Carrow House  Research into historic textiles and textile techniques  Organisation of the handling collection  Volunteering on a open day
    86. 86. Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion  Conservation work  Accessioning archives  Visiting the archives  Front of house  The Demon Barber Surgeon  Chen Hong ‘Fish King’
    87. 87.  Gaining new knowledge  Effecting studio practice  Making contacts  Confidence Practitioner
    88. 88. Sarah- Louise Wrigley
    89. 89. Sarah-Louise Wrigley My Work Experience at Zandra Rhodes
    90. 90. Who is Zandra Rhodes?
    91. 91. What does she do?
    92. 92. Interiors
    93. 93. First week at Zandra Rhodes • Adapting Zandra’s style. Scale. Materials. • Designing her new range for Ashley Wilde • Picking up Spring /summer collection 2010, from Blow PR.
    94. 94. Second week at Zandra Rhodes • Meeting Zandra and working with her on the designs. • Sitting in on a meeting with Millets. • Printing, pr and paper work.
    95. 95. Tracey Pitcher
    96. 96. Yasmine Wymer
    97. 97. Work placement March ‘10
    98. 98. Steps taken to gain a placement • Produce a creative CV • Write a covering letter – Making it appropriate to each company. • Send letter AND email each company- Including a copy of CV on both • Be persistent • I done this at the very beginning of yr 2
    99. 99. • Toured the factory • Worked on 3 different briefs for specialised clients, these involved – Research – internet / book based – Found images with the use of the Walters paper archive – Drawing up designs – Finding fabric qualities / weights and finishes from the fabric archive. • Learnt about finishing techniques and was shown examples • Was involved in photo shoots for the proposte brochure • Produced sample cards of
    100. 100. • During the placement I learnt : • The importance of the quality of a finished fabric • How to use various computer programmes to send designs to the jacquard loom • Independence • Teamwork • To be confident in my own abilities • Learnt about what it means to be a ‘textile’ designer • Time management • A great amount of advice
    101. 101. If I could do it all again… • I would organise a placement in a fashion company as well. • I would push my work more – Ask more advice regarding my own practice • Take samples of my work • Be confident in the ideas and work that I produced

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