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Design and Technology Textile students visit the 2016 Knitting and Stitch show at Alexandra Palace, London

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

On Wednesday 5th October, thirty-three textiles students and three teachers travelled to the Textiles exhibition at Alexandra Palace, London. We all arrived with our shopping list for future projects and were not disappointed by the wide selection of fabrics, decorative textile components, wools, sewing machines and patterns. In fact there were four hundred stalls for us to view and collect ideas.

Once we had purchased our fabrics we visited the exhibitions from twenty professional textiles artists. The work by graduate students and their sketch books allowed us to see the amount of work involved in textile degree courses. Some of the work was amazing.

We viewed the latest trends in knitwear on the fashion stage and were able to develop a wide range of skills via the expert tuition available on stalls. Some of us tried to learn to knit but need a bit more practice before we can start knitting a jumper!

We had a great day and collected lots of ideas for future projects.

Year 10/11 GCSE Textiles Groups