THE work of six textile crafts students from Huddersfield University has been selected to be displayed in the reception and boardroom of the Textile Centre of Excellence.
The Huddersfield-based Centre receives influential business visitors by the day.
They wanted a professional image and commissioned the University of Huddersfield's BA (Hons) Textile Crafts students to create six textile exhibition pieces of high quality.
Students on the second year of the course were presented with the task of designing a site-specific piece through their own specialist areas of print, weave, knit and embroidery, and which demonstrated consideration towards scale, colour and the practicalities of working to client specifications.
"The students worked enthusiastically to answer the requirements of this live project and with a professional attitude and great range of varied ideas" said Textile Crafts lecturer Jo Butters.
"The project meant that students were able to experience answering a brief set by a client and introduced them to ways of presenting ideas, which were made ready for a panel of judges to select the winning proposals.
"This is the first year that the Textile Centre of Excellence has run the competition, and it's great for the students to work on projects like this.
Graduates from the Textile Crafts course go on to work in a variety of ways, including freelance and commission-based projects similar to this one.
"It has given them a taste of some of the areas of work available to them once they complete their degree.
"Now the work is in place, it looks wonderful - I'm really pleased with it.
" I think the students have done a fantastic job - it makes quite a statement for the University as well as the Textile Centre."