HWU Students at Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, 16/06/2022:
Heriot Watt University textiles and interiors students (from left) are: Kaci McEwan, Emma Kilpatrick and Claire Kennedy. 
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Fashion news round-up: The Big Cushion Push and more

Peter Ranscombe measures up the latest fashion news round-up.

INTERIOR designers Antonia Burnett and Terian Tilston are organising the “The Big Cushion Push” to raise money for Dundee & Angus Food Bank.

They want members of the public to donate their unwanted cushions ahead of a sale at Logie & St John’s (Cross) Church Hall in Dundee on Saturday 10 December.

“As long as they’re in good saleable condition, we’d love to take these off your hands and convert them into food on the table this winter,” said Burnett.

“You might even get some Christmas shopping ticked off in the process.”

Heriot-Watt University students at The Great Tapestry of Scotland

A new exhibit will showcase the role the design industry could play in combating climate change.

Metamorphis”,  developed by Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles & Design, will open at The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitors’ centre in Galashiels on 17 January.

The exhibit will literally “metamorphose” with a different display every two weeks, showcasing some of the university’s research across design and manufacturing.

It will also feature a series of talks and workshops looking at how the industry is reusing and recycling day-to-day waste, including textile manufacturing by-products.

Becca Wilson and Jo Pudelko

Central Scotland School of Craft and Central Scotland School of Jewellery have joined forces to widen access to crafting.

Dunblane-based duo Rebecca Wilson and Jo Pudelko will deliver free craft and jewellery workshops this autumn and winter.

“Access to crafting and jewellery making is very often limited to those who can afford it,” said Wilson.

“We want to remove the cost barrier to give people who may never have had the chance to learn a creative skill the opportunity to take part in our series of classes.”

Read more news on Scottish Field’s interiors pages.

Plus, don’t miss the November issue of Scottish Field magazine.