Tuesday, 20 October 2009


The 2nd year Fashion Textile students are currently working on a project aimed at addressing issues of sustainablity and industry waste. The project is titled 'Remade' and the students are creating one off, unique items of clothing made from reclaimed materials. We have subscribed to the Enfeild Scrap project which is a wonderful resource full of unwanted materials from local businesses. We found lots of amazing textiles, old clothes, yarns, buttons etc.... forgotten, unwanted and we are giving them a new life.

All students of Middlesex University can use the Enfield scrapp project, you need to make an appointment and arrive with your student card. You can expect to pay £5 for a bin-liner full of stuff.

For more info visit http://www.scrapp.org.uk

We wish to exhibit student work and are looking for possible venues-opportunities, if you know of or run a second hand shop, would you consider putting some of our work in the window? Any suggestions welcome.

Watch this space, we will soon be publishing some of the work in progress.......


Monday, 19 October 2009

Mythical Blooms project- Work in progress

Half the first year group are working on a project titled 'Mythical Blooms'. As part of this project they are creating narratives describing their fictional plants. This project has been inspired by 'A Field Guide to Surreal Botany, an anthology of fictional plant species that exist beyond the realm of the real' Edited by Janet Chui & Jason Erik Lundberg.

Watch this space, we will soon be publishing some of the student narratives and work.

Images by Aboobakar Shameera (Year 1)

Telling Tales Design Development

Examples of design development work by 1st year students inspired by the Telling Tales Exhibition at V&A

Work by Anna Wilson Year 1

Telling tales project Sketchbook work

Here are some examples of 1st year sketchbook work completed during the first two weeks of term from visual research at the V&A.

Work by Helena Mula-Domenech  and Aboobakar Shameera (Year 1)

Telling tales project Colour work

Here are some examples of colour workbook pages done by a first year student during the Telling Tales project

Work by Anastasia Kuatkhina Year 1

Online Textile Resource Guide

This is an important resource for textile technology, check it out in your own time, it covers all aspects from fibres to future textiles.  

Just follow this link


Create your own account and use over and over again


We are online

Welcome everyone to our new blog for Fashion Textiles at Middlesex University. This is a space for all students and staff on the Fashion Texiles degree to comment, notify, upload images, links etc.

Watch this space!