Textile Training. A new intensive delivery programme commenced in May 2018 in the converted sawmill in the grounds of the Estate. The Textile Training Centre delivers eight week sewing skills programmes to those in the local area looking to gain employment
The Textile Training Centre delivers eight week sewing skills programmes to those in the local area looking to gain employment.
Our Future Textile programme aims to address a skills gap within the UK textile industry and encourage new entrants with relevant vocational skills. The programme is targeted at upper primary and secondary pupils alongside community groups and adults wishing to enter the industry. Programmes range from one day workshops which encourage young people to develop an awareness of the industry, to in-depth training programmes producing garments for the luxury fashion market. Supporters of the programme include major retailers and brands such as Yoox Net a Porter, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane. As well as having the opportunity to develop sewing skills, there are workshops in woven and knitted textiles and hand and machine embroidery.