Issy designing for digital print

Sew kind

The Silk Bureau, Evesham, has donated fabric to Prince Henry’s High School to support students in the Textiles department. The donation included a variety of fabrics such as Crepe de Chine, Cotton Half Panama and luxury Satin. All offcuts or end pieces from the range they carry in stock. The students are delighted to work with these fabrics that would ordinarily be unavailable to them as part of their A Level work. Prince Henry’s is very thankful for the kind donation by The Silk Bureau.

Mrs Clover Parker-Winters, Head of Textiles at Prince Henry’s, commented,
We are truly delighted to receive these wonderful donations from The Silk Bureau. It has enabled our students to explore hand dying and sculptural stand work in highly exploratory ways. Working with such a diversity of beautiful fabric is not only incredibly inspiring to our students, but also allows them to explore freely without needing to worry about the practicalities of purchasing their own materials. It offers us all an amazing opportunity to see students push boundaries and their own potential.

Sharon Reynolds, Marketing Manager of The Silk Bureau, commented on the contribution the fabric is making to their studies.
“We are happy to support our local school with the donation of these materials. It’s a good way of encouraging innovative ideas and ensuring a healthy future for the textile design industry. They may just inspire a student to pursue design as a career. As the country’s leading digital textile printing company we see artwork from exclusive designers on a daily basis. We know how competitive the market is and we hope that these materials will give the students a helpful start.”
Emily Burrows, Issy Dennis and Sophie Jowett