Graduate Catalogue

The catalogues have arrived!!!!!

Check out the online version of the graduate catalogue - Sample 13


Here is a list of the workshops that will be taking place throughout the degree show.
We have a variety of projects including learning new textile techniques, craft making and art work to enjoy.

Get involved!!

New Designers 2013

Along with all the excitement around the Degree Show (which opens this weekend!!!) - 16 students from Textile Design, Surface Design and Textile Crafts have been chosen to display their work at this years New Designers Exhibition in London!

This year, the following students will be exhibiting their degree show collections on The University of Huddersfield stand:

Eleanor Winspear,
Kristen Dickinson,
Emma Hodgson,
Katie Soponski,
Deborah Scott,
Janine Singleton,
Katie Fisher,
Rose Street Simmons,
Laura Greenwood,
Charlotte Nash,
Rosie Preston,
Louisa Crompton,
Amy Yuill,
Charlotte Hall,
Emma McMinn,
Laura Cadman.

Image taken from: 

The exhibition is open to the public from the 26th - 29th of June at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and displays a range of new concepts, products and designs from graduates across the UK.

Our entry for the show can be found below, be sure to check back when the rest of the profiles have been uploaded!

We hope to see you there!

3M Buckley Innovation Centre

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew recently opened The University's new research and enterprise facility, 3M Buckley Innovation Centre. Named after the former CEO of 3M and graduate from The University, Sir George Buckley.

This was an excellent opportunity for the selected Surface Designer's to exhibit their work at the corporate event.

Professor Sir Patrick Stewart took keen interest in the work.

Surface Designers Danielle Mcgilloway, Deborarh Scott, Katie Soponski, Laura Greenwood and Katie Fisher all exhibited their work for the VIP's on the day, showcasing product concepts for design solutions including sculptural fashion and interior surfaces.

Less than a week to go...

The postcards have been printed!!!

Come along to the Degree Show NEXT WEEK! 
Preview Night Friday 14th June 6-9
Open to public 15th June - 21st June

Sneak Peek!

A few sneak peek images of fashion and interior collections on display for this years show - we hope this tempts you into visiting us!

A week to the Degree Show!

The show for this years Textile Design, Surface and Crafts is up and ready after an exciting few days of hard work...

We even managed to spare a bit of time to tidy up the mess...

Don't forget to visit us from the 15th - 21st of June in the Technology Building to have a look at all of the finished pieces, it's pretty good if we say so ourselves!

On arrival at the University, look out for the poster design and arrows which will be designated around campus to direct you to the Technology Building studios. Also keep a look out for the craft workshops timetable!

A mention from Tigerprint!

It's 4 days until the final years from Textile Crafts, Surface Design and Textile Design start to put up their work ready for the degree show exhibition!

A big thank you to Tigerprint  for posting about the show on their blog and twitter - a great way to publicise the show in the final few weeks before our work is open to the public!

Be sure to visit the show from the 14th to the 21st of June and maybe join in some of our craft workshops including weave, knit and bookmark making. Here's a little reminder of times and location below...

Technology Building,
West Yorkshire,

Sat 15th June : 10am -3pm
Sun 16th June : 10am - 3pm
Mon 17th June : 10am - 4pm
Tues 18th June : 10am - 4pm
Weds 19th June : 10am - 8pm
Thurs 20th June : 10am - 8pm
Fri 21st June : 10am - 4pm

We're looking forward to meeting everyone!






Not long to go...

Laura Greenwood

Major Project Update

For her final project, Laura has developed in-depth research into material testing and investigation incorporating the latest trend and colour ideas to create material combinations.
The idea is to create a tactile future, looking at unusual material developments for use as floor, wall and furniture applications within the interiors sector.

For more information please visit:

Melanie Longbottom

 Melanie is a final year surface Design student whose main focus is printed graphics and the application of metal to leather for fashion design.
Here is a snapshot of some of her work....

Here is a sneaky peak at some of her graphical elements inspired by photographs of natural landforms and damaged infrastructure.

Repeats of inked drawings and graphical elements....

And finally some of her printed textiles.....

Zetland Fundraiser Update

As part of the efforts to raise money for the degree show catalog a craft event was set up by the students at the Zetland venue directly opposite the university.
 Tables were set up to sell and advertise work the students had been doing, also 2 local craft business (Crafty Praxis and Notsosquare Scarf Co) held stalls selling handmade jewellery items made from fabric. 
The fundraiser started during the day and went on into the night a total of £100 was raised. 

Katie Soponski - Surface Design

Katie is a Surface Design final year working with laser cutting and printing techniques for use in interior spaces. Using felt and other mixed media materials such as Perspex, Katie has developed a range of contemporary acoustic surfaces that encourage the sense of touch.

Katie's work can be applied to varied surfaces including wall panelling, soft furnishings and upholstery.

More designs including prints and trend forecasting can be found at:


Students will be offering a range of craft workshops throughout the Degree Show. So come along and join in with the fun!

Great News...

Danielle's Wearable Structures have been selected to be the promotion for the Surface Design Show 2014!
Congratulations Danielle!!

The Wearable Structures will be exhibited at the University of Huddersfield Degree Show.

A year on ...

With the degree show fast approaching, here's a reminder of some of the work exhibited last year ...

This years show is shaping up to be full of exciting and innovative designs. Watch this space!

Louisa Crompton - Knitted Textile Design

Louisa May Crompton is a final year Textile Craft student specialising in Knit. By combining hand and machine knitting, Louisa creates playful, interactive and contemporary designs for use within interior spaces.

Why not visit Louisa's website and facebook pages for more images of her samples and information about her work at :,

You can also contact Louisa by email at:

Photography Shoots!

Along with the catalogue shoot to coincide with the degree show work, some of the student's have been photographing their work and garments using models. Take a look below for some behind the scene photos at the shoot for Janine Singleton's print designs and fashion pieces.

Images of Janine's work and further photography can be found at