Derry/Londonderry Fashion Fest
The Fashion & Textile Design Centre in Derry is running a 10-week linen pattern drafting and garment-making course with local schools and colleges using Irish linen, kindly sponsored by Baird Mc Nutt, Ballymena. The students are taken through design development, illustration, pattern cutting and makeup of garments.
The students have been encouraged to look at innovative ways to design and make their linen garments and are experiencing different forms of creating texture, from embroidery to print. The designs will be showcased at Derry / Londonderry’s Fashion Fest in October as part of the Linen Biennale festival.