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.

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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.