Firstly meet Helena
Helena is currently studying Fashion, Marketing and Production at the Universtiy of Huddersfield and aspires to work in pattern cutting for a fashion house. She has also been commissioned to make two wedding dresses and a prom dress this year and is looking forward to getting stuck in to these projects. She says " working at Hat Therapy has helped me to develop my existing skills, expanding my knowledge and has tought me to apply them to a new and different context".
Next meet Evangeline
Evangeline is currently studying Textiles and Surface Design at the Universtiy of Huddersfield. Her interests are textile art and textile crafts and she is considering starting an online shop selling textile arts and gifts and maybe one day to open a shop of her own. She says " working at Hat Therapy has taught me pattern cutting and construction which is incredibly helpful to my practice as they are new skills that I can now feed in to my final year. I has also gained some retail experience that will be helpful when I am applying for a job".
Next up is Rebecca
Rebecca is currently studying Costume with Textiles at the University of Huddersfield. She would love persue a career in making costumes for the theatre. She says " At Hat Therapy I have learnt a new skill set that I will be able to utilise in my final year and also take with me into my profession after I graduate".
And also meet Jenny
Jenny recently graduated in FdA Contemporary Textile Practice at Cleaveland College of Art and Design. She is currently starting her own business called Jennifer Hill Jewellery where she hand makes sculptural fabric jewellery with a theme of nature. She says " it has been interesting for me learning how a professional studio is run in a business and how to work as a team rather than working solitary".
All of us help each other out in the work room and our tasks vary from pattern cutting, constructing, machine sewing, hand sewing and using specialist millinery techniques.the work room is friendly and busy with alway plenty to do, it is a lovely atmosphere to work in and we are all enjoying it.