Surface Pattern Design Facilities
The department is fully equipped to explore a broad range of materials and processes for both traditional and digital work. The main studio is large and airy with individual desks and spaces for all four years.
Our specialist facilities include traditional print studio, dye lab, roller heat press, flat heat presses, steaming, washing and drying facilities, stitch room, digital textile printers, a digital embroiderer, computers, a 900-needle bed needle punching machine and our plotter, laser and water jet cutting and engraving equipment, and finally a small metal work and leather tooling workshop. Students can also access the mind-boggling breadth of the faculty’s facilities through our Open Access Workshops scheme, including access to traditional printmaking, glass, ceramics and enamel.