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14 February to 18 April 2004

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

Garment design by Kelly Fox Fabric design by Claire O'Rourke Garment design by Charlene Okwei Nortey Fabric design by Gemma Hyett Garment design by Sarah McGlade

All photographs courtesy of the designers.

The secrets behind the skills and techniques involved in making hand crafted textiles were unravelled in this vibrant display created by fashion and textile students at Liverpool John Moores University. The university has a strong reputation for its energy, diversity and originality in the production and design of a variety of materials. The quality of work produced is reflected in the students' regular involvement with the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham, the London New Designers show and the Indigo trade show in Paris.

This exhibition took visitors through the design process, from inspiration to the finished fabrics and clothing. It opened with an in depth look at some of the techniques used in making fabrics including stitching, knitting, printing and dyeing. Samples and images of work-in-progress were displayed, alongside explanations by the students themselves of how they developed each piece.

A bold contemporary display presented the finished textiles in an exuberance of colour and texture, showcasing the results of the techniques employed by the students. Finally a display of fashion featured garments designed and made by the students.