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BA (Hons) Textile Design

Our stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn from real industry professionals, to ensure your future success in the fast-paced creative industries.

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Emma Gribble
Senior Lecturer & Course Leader
Emma is a textile designer who has developed a successful interior textiles brand which is sold online and in retail outlets all over the UK. She has worked with globally renowned agencies designing printed textiles for the fashion and interior design markets. She regularly produces one-off commissions and has exhibited work all over the UK and in Europe. In her role at Arts University Plymouth, Emma shares her extensive technical knowledge and passion for printed textile design. She is constantly striving to learn more, innovate her ideas and loves to work with tomorrow's designers.
Becky Dodman Wainwright
Becky is a textile and knitwear designer based in Cornwall. Her work combines new technologies with traditional craft to produce thought-provoking knitwear and textile collections. Becky works across fashion and bespoke craft disciplines engaging with each part of the make process to produce psychedelic energetic artworks. Becky teaches on our BA (Hons) Textile Design course. She has achieved a MA with Distinction in Textile Design. Previously she lectured on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course for five years. Textile Collections: Tasseography for Textile Design 2020 - 2021 (Fine Art Textiles - ongoing)Renaissance Moves 2019 Arts Council and Creative Technology Network South West Funded(Embroidery) For the Love 2018-19 (Knitwear) Cats and Flowers 2018 (Art Works for Prints and Cross Stitch) Family 2017-18 (Knitwear) Fuzzy Boobs and Merkins 2017 (Tufted Textiles for Garments) Metamorphosis 2015-2016 Arts Council Funded (Knitwear) Wendell 2013 (Knitwear) Hundertwasser 2012 (Knitwear) Psychedelic Seraphine 2011 (Knitwear)Press: New York Talking Textiles, Selvedge, Cover Magazine Issue 64, VICE Magazine, Tribe Magazine, Simply Knitting, Knit Now, Herald.
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Jenny Evans
Jenny Evans is an award-winning entrepreneur and artist with a global clientele for her nature-inspired artwork. She earned a First Class Honours degree in Textiles from Cardiff Metropolitan University, where she also won Santander's University Entrepreneur's national competition in 2017, securing £25k in prize money. Shortly after, Jenny raised a seed round of £350k to launch her investor-backed business, specialising in luxury homeware and fashion accessories made in the UK. While managing a team across two offices, Jenny also served as the UK Policy Chair for Young Entrepreneurs at the FSB, advocating for legislative changes to support young business leaders. She has mentored hundreds of Plymouth-based startups through her work at Outset and serves as a Trustee for Plymouth Culture, influencing the city's creative and cultural future. Now a Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing and BA (Hons) Textile Design at Arts University Plymouth, Jenny is committed to spotlighting the next wave of creative talent.