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Textiles Folio

Textiles Portfolio

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Laura Baker, Berni Yates


Congratulations on being accepted to the Textiles Portfolio.

You can book your place by adding the course to your basket below and following the prompts to payment. Please only book a space on the course if you have been offered a place.

If you have not been offered a place on the course you will need to apply for a place by sending in your portfolio and application form. You can find full details of how to apply on the Textiles Portfolio course page. 

The Textiles Portfolio provides students with a thorough grounding in the different areas of textile design: Knit, Print and Weave. Underpinned by a philosophy of experimentation, visual research and conceptual thinking this exciting programme is designed to allow students to explore and expand their textiles practice while building a portfolio of work for professional practice or future study in diverse areas including textiles, fashion, fine art, costume, surface and jewellery design.

Tutor Description

Laura Baker is an experienced lecturer in the Textiles programme at Central Saint Martins as well as specialist in 2D print and surface pattern for Fashion and Textiles. She has worked as a textile designer in industry and on a freelance basis for fashion and interiors companies internationally. She is also author of the publication 'Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles'.

Berni Yates has over 30 years experience in the Fashion and Textiles sector – she has worked for Central Saint Martins for the past 20 years – her specialist area is Fashion Knitwear she has taught on BA Textiles throughout her career.
Berni also designs and delivers outreach programmes for CSM working with 16 – 18 year olds supporting on portfolio building for Foundation and BA courses at CSM. She has a wealth of knowledge of the Fashion and Textiles industry and continues to design and manufacture her own label of bespoke Hand knit garments. She is also joint course director for Textiles Portfolio short course at CSM.

Berni has a broad knowledge of learning and teaching at CSM and UAL more broadly so is well placed to help with portfolio building.

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