… and so is our workshop! Completely remodelled, it is home to only eight students on our current Level 5 programme, scheduled to run through to July next year. Keeping student numbers low allows everyone the ample space and with state of the art equipment and tools being available exclusively to each of our students, we minimise sharing whilst being able to maximise the focus on each individual’s learning. People have long referred to our attic space as a refuge: feeling safe whilst being able to get on with an education is more important than ever.
Only weeks into the programme, students already have both the male and female jacket pattern draft under their belt and embark on their respective projects: carrying out first fittings of their bespoke jackets, they are learning to implement the changes derived from trying on those hand made garments, marking the start of a more individual phase of learning for each student. The strength of the course lies exactly with this: no two projects are ever the same – they are bespoke in true sense of the word. Students learn to work as independent craftsmen early on.
It is the nature of our job, after all: each commission comes with its own, individual challenges.
We are blown away by the interest we are already receiving for our next course starting in September 2021 – learning a tangible skill is in more demand than ever before. Applications remain open until 18th December and you can join us for our virtual Open Day on 21st November, for a tour of the workshop and opportunity to chat to students.