Stitched selfies by talented textile students
A range of stunning self portraits have been created by talented textiles students at The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus.
The stitched selfies were created by students on the Extended Diploma in Textiles and Surface Design and A Level Textiles Design courses using a range of textile techniques and mediums from cross-stitch and embroidery, to screen-printing and quilting.
Textiles Lecturer Rebecca Rowe was so impressed by the students’ creations that she submitted them into the Self Portrait competition organised by the hugely popular Knitting & Stitching Shows event.
After a public vote, three of the students – Amy Watson, Shane Clifford-Hall and Liv Bargewell-Narh, pictured left to right below – were shortlisted in the category for 11 – 17 year olds. The judges then selected Amy’s portrait as the overall winner of £100 in John Lewis vouchers.
A Level Textile Design student Amy, from Greatham in Hartlepool who studied previously at Manor Community Academy, said: “I was surprised because there was others who seemed to have more embroidery and work on their portraits.”
She is currently planning to study photography at university and is enjoying her textiles course adding: “I would definitely recommend this course to others as it has a really good communal feel to the course and to the college.”
Take a look at the other fantastic entries by the School’s textile students here:
Further details about post 16 textiles courses at The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus are available at https://northernart.ac.uk/study-with-us/middlesbrough-campus/a-level-ual-diploma-access-courses/