Royal showcase for students' knitted designs

Two Nottingham Trent University students have shown their knitted designs at a London exhibition with royal backing.

Two Nottingham Trent University students have shown their knitted designs at a London exhibition with royal backing.

Kendall Baker and Justine Thornton, who are both studying Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, had their work selected to show in The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection exhibition, held at Southwark Cathedral in London this month. The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection was launched as part of the fifth anniversary celebrations of HRH The Prince of Wales' Campaign for Wool.

Kendall designed a square, knitted dressing table stool while Justine created a rectangular, green cushion covered in 3D circles.

They were selected for the exhibition after their designs, along with that of eight other Nottingham Trent University students, were submitted for showcase on the website of internationally renowned design-led luxury handknit yarn company, Rowan.

Claire Preskey, senior lecturer in Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for our students and is the result of a long relationship the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University has developed with Rowan and the strong reputation we have for knitwear and knitted textile design within the industry."

Nottingham Trent University will be showcasing cutting-edge knitting techniques from across the globe and highlighting the city's knitwear heritage next month with a major exhibition, Knitting Nottingham. The exhibition will be held at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, from 6 November to 28 November. For more information, visit Bonington gallery.

Royal showcase for students' knitted designs

Published on 24 October 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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