In September 2018 the Textiles students at Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar were asked to look at the ‘World of Accessories’, challenging the idea of what makes an accessory or fashion fabric. Using Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 as their initial springboard, we wanted them to explore the up and coming trends, but be mindful of Melin Tregwynt as the client. Looking at scale, multi-functionality and texture, they have explored the possibilities within the world of fashion accessories, constructing woven or knitted samples for the market.
This exhibition showcases the designs by four of the students, selected by Melin Tregwynt.
IMOGEN MILLS - WOOL DENIM
ANGHARAD SHEARS – COASTAL LINES
JUDITH SKED - GEOMETRIC TRIBAL
LUCIANA SUARDI - TODAY’S TARTAN
The Textiles: Knit, Weave and Mixed Media programme at Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gâr is unique within Wales providing the opportunity to explore weaving, knitting and mixed media finishing processes.
The programme curriculum ensures that students have the opportunity to experience a range of career opportunities through a variety of market contexts: fashion fabrics, designer-maker/craft, accessories, textiles for interiors and textile art.Drawing and digital design form the foundation for development. The skills-based approach provides knowledge and an experimental base from which students can develop either a mixed media approach or choose to specialise.
The course is dynamic, challenging and creative, run by tutors who are recognised specialists in their field. We aim for our students to graduate with exemplary bodies of work that will lead to rewarding jobs, self-employment or higher academic study. The course ensures that students develop a broad portfolio demonstrating their personal identity. They will learn transferable skills for employability within the creative industries: many former students have well-established careers regionally, nationally and internationally. We aim to foster and nurture practical skills with academic rigor, culminating in a professional exhibition and portfolio of work.
You can find out more about the course at Coleg Sir Gar by clicking here
HOW TO FIND US
Tregwynt Mill, Castlemorris
Haverfordwest, SA62 5UX
You can find Melin Tregwynt off the A487 Fishguard to St. David’s road. Entrance is free, we are open all year round, and you can see the mill working from 9.00am – 4.30pm Mon-Friday (with lunch break at 1.00pm).
WORLD OF ACCESSORIES
exhibition opening hours are:
Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.00
Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00