Our Textile Practice graduates belong to a strong and noble tradition that made Huddersfield famous the world over. This 2020 cohort delight in the transformative power of design, the communicative capabilities of cloth, the sensuous tactility of fabric and the arresting intricacy of pattern. They have produced collections you could wear, or have adorning your home, there are designs that are functional, pieces for contemplation, as well as concepts that demand interaction.
These works have emerged from the world of Textiles, yet our students may also present themselves as Surface Designers, Textile Artists, Craft Practitioners or Textile Designers. They have taken tools used by countless craftsmen before them, and have honed their skills through hours of exploratory and innovative practice led research to produce collections that are diverse and astounding, truly highlighting the tremendous power that Textiles has to transform the world around us.
As knitters, weavers, printers and embroiders our students have demonstrated how an education in Textiles can be the springboard to success. Their hard work, tenacity and creative skill has prepared them for the many career opportunities that the Textile, Surface Design and Craft industries have to offer.
So, we present the collections of the class of 2020, a year that nobody will forget in a hurry. As you browse the work gathered here I hope you will agree that this cohort will not be forgotten either. They are at the beginning of their journey. Their enthusiasm and positivity will guide them; a bright future awaits.