Students with dressmaker Becci Bayliss

Students from City of Wolverhampton College will be getting their creative juices flowing when they create a new design for a local dressmaker.

The group of 16 students, who are all on the BTEC Level 3 Art and Design course, have been commissioned to create a printed fabric design for Codsall dressmaker Becci Bayliss.

The design challenge, which will form part of their course, will be spread over six months, with students exploring dyeing and printing techniques, before presenting their final pieces to Becci in June.

The work will be judged by Becci, with the winner having their two metre design turned into a garment.

The assignment is launched on January 28, when Becci will be talking to the students about her practice and how she works freelance.

Lecturer Claire Henderson said: “We encourage our students to be involved in real-life projects as it helps them broaden their horizons and prepare for the world of work.

“We are very grateful to Becci for sharing her story and giving the students a chance to see their work made into a piece.”


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