Welcome to Brighton Fashion and Textile School.
I established BFaTS to provide structured courses of learning for students who want to work towards accreditation in textiles. I am a qualified experienced tutor and am approved by City and Guilds.
I also teach a variety of other short non-accredited courses in Brighton. There are courses for all interests and abilities. I teach 1 day workshops through to 2 year in-depth City and Guilds Level 3 Textiles courses in Patchwork and Quilting. Each year I teach summer schools where students can set up their work station on a Monday and not have to tidy up until Friday. Students usually complete a quilt top in one of these fun weeeks. Please check out my Course page for a full list and details of how to enrol.
I was thrilled to receive a travel grant from the Quilters Guild of the Britsh Isles this year to further my research into Korean textiles. I am travelling to California to study with Young Min Lee and to vsit the large collection of Bojagi held at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Putting all that research to good use I will be publishing a book with Batsford Books next year all about Bojagi. As it is going to keep me very busy I have decided to postpone our annual leisure summer school to the Easter break in 2019.
The latest update from City & Guilds, and its good news this time, is that the 7716 Diploma in Design and Craft: Patchwork and Quilting courses have been saved from the cuts. A last minute turnaround has meant that students can still enrol until 2019.
So if you thought you might have missed your chance to enrol for either the Certificate or Diploma course you can still do so. Go to the Courses page for more information.
I hope you’ll explore and have a good look around this site – there’s lots to see.
Also while you are here why not take a peek at the galleries of student work past and present. Very Inspirational.
I look forward to meeting you in person one day, at a course or at a show.