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Fashion and textile

June 12th, 2011 by Sara

Are you looking to build a career in the Fashion and Textile industry? There is an amazing range of career options in the Fashion and Textiles sector from designing aerospace textiles to making, altering and repairing saddles. According to a HESA survey in 2009, graduates indicated that six months after finishing their textile design course, nearly 70% of graduates were employed in the UK or overseas. Over 25% of these employed graduates were working in the art and design field.

Maybe you have always wanted to design your own clothes and jewellery, or open your own embroidery business. To work in manufacturing, textile and apparel one needs to possess excellent hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, physical stamina and have the ability to repeatedly carry out the same duties for a length of time. If you have secretly always wanted to become a Fashion designer but need guidance and information on where to start, a private tutor can help you take your first steps into this fascinating world.

Take a look at the following profiles on our Arts & Crafts website:

Rosi - 15 years experience in making bespoke soft furnishings. I'm passionate about textiles, home styling, window dressings and home furnishings. My lessons / workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. For instance if you need help with a project / assignment then I can assist you, demonstrate cutting, sewing techniques and how to use a sewing machine confidently. Projects can range from accessories (bags, cushions etc) to clothes and curtains. I currently run curtain making workshops and courses.

Imogen - Having been through the processes necessary to gain a first class degree in textiles through to being an experienced designer, I am able to offer support to those at all levels.Through my experience of managing a team of designers who have skills of all levels, I know that I have the skills necessary to train other designers who would like to improve or gain specific skills, but also train beginners who are interested in pursuing a career in design.

Camilla -I am a freelance textile designer and all round creative. I have just completed a masters degree in Textile Design and Innovation at Nottingham Trent University and am setting up my own business producing interior textiles. My mother is a Cordon Bleu trained chef and I have cooked all my life, from fairy cakes at 3 to complex 4 course meals now, and I love food and cooking! I occasionally cater for private drinks and dinner parties, cooking all the food either beforehand at my own house or at the clients house on the night.

First Tutors Arts & Crafts provide a wide range of artistic skills so if you simply want to learn how to knit/crotchet we also have tutors that can provide help. If cooking is your passion contact June to learn Japanese and Korean Sushi or Richard who has more than 25 years experience in the cooking world and has worked for 5 star restaurants.

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