In a collaborative venture with the internationally successful design business Melin Tregwynt, eight Level 3 Fashion and Textiles students from Pembrokeshire College were invited to create and display garments in the mill’s exhibition space.
The students visited the mill and spent the day drawing and photographing many aspects of the historic building and the surrounding area; they were given a brief, and were tasked to create garments that complemented Melin Tregwynt’s own fabrics.
Cath Brooks, Curriculum Area Manager for the Creative Arts, explained that the exhibition was an exceptional example of the professionalism and quality of the work produced at Pembrokeshire College, which received very high praise from all visitors: “The comments in the visitor book were unanimous in their delight and admiration”.
One comment from Sian and Rhys reads, “Wonderful and inspiring work. Would love to see a range for sale at Melin Tregwynt”, and Dave Smith commented: “Stunning dresses and very clever, the students obviously have talent and can expect successful careers ahead of them”.
Cath added that all attendees were incredibly proud of the quality of the students’ work, and gave recognition to the hardworking lecturers for driving learners to reach their full potential:
“The exhibition was a great example of the talent and dedication of our staff to push the quality of the learner experience and actively encourage, through ‘making and creating’, a professional ambition to be taken seriously in the design industry”.
To find out more about the full range of art and design courses offered at Pembrokeshire College go to: www.pembs.ac.uk