In textiles, student artists are empowered to create items for themselves and others, learning everyday skills such as replacing buttons and mending clothes, as well as more creative skills such as needlework, knitting, scrapbooking, and using sewing machines. They can work on their own or in small groups to make fabric artwork, including quilts, wall hangings, bags and soft furnishings.

Textiles at Rowan is led by tutor Hilary Sugai. Hilary joined Rowan as a volunteer in 2011, before joining the team as a tutor and establishing the textiles studio in 2013. Before joining Rowan, Hilary worked to deliver the Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young people’s Participation Service (ChYpPS), offering arts and crafts activities to families in Cambridge, and was also an arts and crafts instructor at Kneesworth House Hospital.

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