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Fashion and textile workshops

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About the Fashion and textile workshops

Our workshops contain a wide range of facilities and equipment to meet the needs of students specialising in fashion, knitwear, printed textiles and woven textiles.

Facilities and equipment

Fashion design:

  • industrial sewing machines
  • multi-thread overlockers for woven and knitted fabrics
  • professional dress stands for menswear and womenswear
  • fusible presses and vacuum presses


  • computerised Shima Seiki knitting machines across 3 gauges
  • Dubied knitting machines
  • linkers
  • manual knitting machines

Printed textiles:

  • dedicated studios
  • Mimaki digital printer
  • heat-transfer printer
  • large hand screenprinting tables with adjoining screen exposing rooms and dedicated dye lab

Woven textiles:

  • Thread Controller (TC2) digital Jacquard loom
  • computerised dobby looms
  • manual looms