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Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Facilities

Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear students are based in the Bonington building, our dedicated art and design hub. Our lively and creative studios are home to an extensive range of equipment, enabling students to experiment with both traditional and digital practices.

Our studios, workshops and equipment

As part of the School of Art & Design, our Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear students have access to a diverse range of facilities and equipment including:

  • laser cutting and engraving facilities
  • dye facilities with a range of dye types available
  • digital print facility with digital fabric printers
  • embroidery room with domestic machines, industrial machines (Irish and Cornely) and Barudan multihead digital embroidery machines
  • knit rooms with domestic and industrial flatbed hand knitting machines and fully-fashioned Shima and Stoll v-bed digital machines
  • industry-standard pattern cutting tables and garment production machinery
  • hand screen printing, transfer print, and collograph printing
  • leather and metal embossing press
  • weave rooms with Dobby, George Wood, and TC2 looms, tapestry looms, and Dracup digital jacquard looms
  • knitwear hand flat workshops, with Dubied and domestic machines
  • Industry-standard power knitting machines
  • fabric store
  • photography studios
  • wood, metal, ceramics, resin and plastics workshops
  • computer-aided design (CAD) suites for Adobe and Rhinoceros 3D
Fashion Design Student Vongai Ruzive
Fashion Design student Vongai Ruzive

What our students think of our facilities

"I really appreciate the fact that we have our very own fabric store right next to our studios. Not only is it convenient but also lovely to have support from the technicians when making fabric choices."
Fashion Design student, Vongai Ruzive

“The knit room and the make-up room are incredible! Both the staff and knitwear facilities available are second to none.”
BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles student, Laura Henderson

Student Lydia Collins
Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles student Lydia Collins

"There are a vast range of facilities on offer to art and design students at NTU, whether this be the large workshop spaces, the on campus art shop or Bonington Gallery which holds many exhibitions and events throughout the year."
BA (Hons)Textile Design Student, Sophie Clifford

"The facilities available are amazing! The workshops house every single piece of equipment you could ever need, and the computer rooms are extensive which is really important too."
BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design student, Gemma Armorgie

Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Facilities

  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Teaching facilities

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