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Young People's Textile Design Programme

With support from Liberty Fabrics, William Morris Gallery was able to offer 20 young people aged 16-20 the opportunity to take part in a five-day textile design programme, inspired by the exhibition, 'Althea McNish: Colour Is Mine.' The course took place in April 2022 and was led by contemporary textile artist Yemi Awosile, who worked with students to develop their own portfolio of print patterns inspired by McNish’s work.

The course included workshops at the William Morris Gallery, a visit to a screen-printing studio to create a prototype print of their designs and a visit to the Liberty store to meet the Liberty Fabrics team.

We hope to run a similar course over the Easter Holidays in 2023.