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A Level Textiles students will be putting on a grand display of their work on Thursday 20th June. Their end of year show, 'Spinning a Yarn', will be a celebration of the work they have been creating over the course of this academic year.  

A matinee show will take place at 1pm in the Phoenix Theatre, as well as an evening performance at 7:30pm - tickets can be purchased from the New College cash office. Students and staff will collaborate in the three days leading up to the show, to transform the theatre into an exhibition space for the fashion show. 

Garments will be modelled by New College Dance students and each piece that is seen on stage will have been created from scratch. Students work from an initial idea in response to their exam question and then think about the type of garment they'd like to produce. They then research which type of fabric they may use and the techniques they would use to produce pattern and detailing on the fabric. Learners use a range of skills and techniques to produce their final pieces, including screen printing, digital embroidery, fabric weaving and knitting.  

Textiles Lecturer, Kate Gale, said: "The work that has been produced for the show is outstanding, it's a celebration of all the hard work that has gone on this year. There are some really strong pieces, and this style of project gives our learners the opportunity to tell a story through their work. The fashion show is a great chance for students to display their work to a large group of people and also collaborate with each other to bring the show together. There's great opportunity for progression from A Level Textiles on to degree courses, both internally with the Textiles HND we offer, as well as externally. We have plenty of students going straight on to their chosen pathway, whether that's a university place or employment." 

Want to study Textiles at New College? Find out more here: http://www.newcollege.ac.uk/learn-with-us/course-search?s=Textiles