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Textiles 3 work placement master



a collection of placement presentations from year 3 students at NUCA for year 2 to look at.

a collection of placement presentations from year 3 students at NUCA for year 2 to look at.



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  • Alexandra Evans
  • Amie Farr
  • Amie Farr’s 2 nd 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. ‘
  • Where did I go: London, 10-17 th 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 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.
  • 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 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 ?
  • 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 trendsetters" talking about books which have change how they read, work and live. July 2009 edition of Elle
  • Commission- Cartier Store, Paris. 2009. Vogue, 2008.
    • Here are some photographs of Su’s personal studio in Colliers Wood, South London.
  • Su has some of the work she has previously produced in her studio on display This piece is from The Telegraph , July 29, 2009
    • Animated advert for Volvo, Sweden
    • Visual promotion for Pilsner Urquell beer
    • Vogue commercial experimentation
    • Work towards her exhibition at the Bronte Parsonage museum
    • http://www.acneproduction.com/#/projects/null/volvo
  • Contact [email_address]
  • Amy Wilson
    • 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.
  • 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 India And sent to the shop on 50m rolls.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Luisa Cevese – bags made with fabric scraps
  • Aviva Leigh
  • Aviva Leigh teacher designer dyer workshop facilitator
    • 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 + fun, fulfilling, creative - admin, marking, long hours
  • Workshop facilitator
    • Carrow House Costume & Textile Archive
    • contextual research
    • preparation of workshop resources
    • working with schools and groups
    • fibre to fabric –carding, spinning, weaving
    + working with people, enabling, sharing skills & knowledge - Preparation time = 2x workshop time plus!
    • Woad Inc.
    • Two day work experience
    • Shibori Silk Scarves
    • Cross Dyed Weld & Woad
    • Creating products for shop
    • Dyeing my own project materials
    dyer + experiment, explore, create - messy, cold, hard work!
  • designer
    • patterns & garments from woven cloth
    • upcycling offcuts overdyeing/stitch
    • woven tweed designs natural dyes
    • low impact acid dyed scarf designs
    + experimenting with a range of techniques & processes - slow output – cost effectiveness
  • 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!
  • 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
    • Knitting and beading
    • Deconstructed skirt
    • Used industrial sewing machine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good Luck! Love Lisa and Cassie 
  • Chloe Smith
  • Chloe Smith My Placement Location: Anstey Wallpaper Company
    • www.harlequin.uk.com
    • WW
  • Holly Valentine
  • Alison Willoughby
  • Jenny Unsworth
  • My time was spent………
    • sourcing materials
    • hand sewing
    • reproducing designs by ‘pricking and pounding’
    • working on a databases
    • making teas/coffees
    • stocktaking
    • delivering embroidery
  • Hand & Lock provide hand & machine embroidery services
    • military
    • catwalk
    • theatre
    • bridal
    • Ecclesiastic
    • monogramming
  • 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
  • Embroidery
    • Tambour beading
    • Goldwork
    • Silk shading
    • Jacobean crewel work
    • Drawn & Pull course
    • Shadow work
    • Applique
    • Whitework - handanger
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 soft furnishings for sale on-line and on-site
    • Fleeces sent to mill for making into yarn and fabric
    • Mainly one off designs
  • 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
  • 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
  • What did I do?
    • Machine knitting
    • Cushion
  • Throws
  • What did I learn?
    • Importance of quality finishing
    • Pricing
    • Documentation
    • Steaming
    • Machine knitting with alpaca yarn
  • 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 taken work home to finish as this proved very time consuming
  • 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 description: Costume & Textile Study Centre Curator Assistant Tel: 01603 223870 Email: [email_address] Website : www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk Address: 301 King Street, Norwich, NR1 2TN
  • Second Work Placement: Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion Contact Details: Name of contact: Marcelle Bobby Tel: 01473 433550 Email: [email_address] Website: www.colchestermuseums.org.uk   Address: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich  IP1 3QH
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion
    • Conservation work
    • Accessioning archives
    • Visiting the archives
    • Front of house
    • The Demon Barber Surgeon
    • Chen Hong ‘Fish King’
    • 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
    • Picking up Spring /summer collection 2010, from Blow PR.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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
    • IT WORKED!
    • 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 yarns and fabrics.
    • Created mood boards for their current trends
    • Sat in on several Walters design meetings
    • 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 from previous graduates
  • 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