Wednesday, April 16, 2008


This dress is Made from recycled plastic.

The fashion industry beckons for students from west Cornwall. Charlotte Rees, Clare Vickery and Anne Berryman are three students from Penwith College who have all studied textiles at A Level and are taking the first step to a career in the fashion industry.

Because of the standard and variety of work that they have already undertaken as part of the A level programme at Penwith College, their portfolios have impressed universities including University College Falmouth, London School of Fashion and London Metropolitan University, which has created opportunities for them to further their education in their chosen field.

Clare has already had an unconditional offer from University College Falmouth for an Art Foundation course and has also been accepted at the London College of Fashion to do a Fashion Foundation course.

Anne has also had an unconditional offer from University College Falmouth for an Art Foundation course. Anne is also applying for an extended degree in Art and Design at London Metropolitan University.

Charlotte is hoping to do a degree in Fashion Journalism.

Their textiles lecturer Felicity Moore said, "These are three very talented, hard working, creative students and I have every confidence that they will realize their ambitions. The A Level is structured to enable students' creativity to reach its full potential. Textiles and fashion is a wonderfully exciting area to be in and the scope for all sorts of surface pattern decoration, printing and dying is enormous. The range of techniques is demonstrated in the photos of the students work shown here. To succeed you need a good sense of design, colour and enthusiasm for being creative." If you are interested in creative textiles and fashion trends, then textiles is a good A level to choose. To find out more, please contact Felicity Moore at Penwith College on 01736 335000. The College will also be offering a new non-qualification evening class later this year which will be tailored to appeal to all levels. Look out for the adult education prospectus available in the summer. Penwith College is now part of the merged Truro and Penwith College. Textiles is available as an A level course at either campus and also as part of the BTEC Art and Design course.


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