BA Textiles student shortlisted for 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

It has just been announced that CSAD BA Textiles student Jenny Evans has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Young Entrepreneur  of the Year award. Jenny Evans Designs beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories. Now in its fifth year, … Continue reading BA Textiles student shortlisted for 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Paige Strugnell

BA Textiles student channels creativity to ease anxiety

At this year’s CSAD Summer Show, BA Textiles student Paige Strugnell form Mold, North Wales, showcased her final year project ‘Tied by my anxiety’ – a smartphone app that raises awareness of anxiety issues – featuring beautiful and brightly coloured jackets, bags, purses and notebooks, each featuring a QR code. Paige explains: “When scanned with a smartphone, the QR code leads to a relaxing stop … Continue reading BA Textiles student channels creativity to ease anxiety

Image: Jenny Evans, Big Ideas Wales Flickr

BA Textiles student runner up for Best Business Idea at ‘Big Ideas Wales’

Jenny Evans, second year BA Textiles student, has recently come Runner-Up in the Big Ideas Wales Celebrated Awards for Best Business Idea. Speaking about the ceremony, Jenny says: “It was a fantastic day, meeting so many young entrepreneurs was so inspiring.  I received a huge amount of support from the Centre for Entrepreneurship before the event, especially with the materials needed for my stand. They … Continue reading BA Textiles student runner up for Best Business Idea at ‘Big Ideas Wales’

SDC International Fashion & Textiles Design Competition 2017

Congratulations to Chloe Trew and Paige Strugnell, who were selected to represent Cardiff School of Art and Design with their Fashion and Textiles work on Friday 24 March 2017 at Stroud West of England and South Wales Regional heats. Both students personally presented their designs to the panel of industry professionals: Dr Savithri Bartlett – Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer, The University of Winchester Sarah Little – … Continue reading SDC International Fashion & Textiles Design Competition 2017

Textiles Student Reflects on her Study Trip to India

If you follow Cardiff Met on Instagram, you might have seen the #CardiffMetTakeover posts from Textiles student Jenny Evans on her study visit to India as a part of her field module earlier this term. A group of students from across all CSAD courses had the most incredible time exploring the cities of Jaipur and Udaipur. In addition to exploring the cities and landscapes students … Continue reading Textiles Student Reflects on her Study Trip to India

Marrakech Exhibition

A group of second year students from across the School visited Marrakech (Morocco), during January of this year as a part of their Field module studies. There will be an exhibition of selected finished works, works in progress, and sketchbooks, by students and staff who took part in this study trip. The exhibition features a variety of textiles, paintings, illustration, and print, as well as … Continue reading Marrakech Exhibition

Mothers of Africa Open Day

Our first year Textiles students are organising a day of activities in order to raise fund for Mothers of Africa on the 27 February 2017 as a part of the University’s Global Week. The event will take place from 10:00am until 5:00pm and will include: A quilt exhibition Raffle Cake sale Fabric painting workshop Henna painting & eyebrow threading Textiles jewellery workshops Card sale Location: Cardiff School … Continue reading Mothers of Africa Open Day