Fashion and Textiles Facilities, Wolverhampton School of Art

Fashion and Textiles Facilities

Fashion and Textiles Facilities

Wolverhampton School of Art / Facilities / Fashion and Textiles Facilities

Outstanding Fashion and Textiles facilities including: a designated pattern cutting area and industry steam press, dye facilities and hand screen print facility. Other specialist equipment includes: a facility to tuft full scale rugs a full set of millinery equipment and computerised embroidery machinery.

Virtual tour of the Fashion and Textiles facilities facilities

Click on the image below and take a tour around our facilities, please note the Mattertag hotspots (white circles with a dark blue outline) – these contain information about specific equipment, images, videos and more.

Facilities include

Specialist facilities
  • domestic and industrial sewing machines and overlockers

  • a designated pattern cutting area and industry steam press

  • dye facilities for both hot and cold water dyes and print pastes and a double bed heat press;

  • hand screen print facility supported by a Mimaki digital textile printer.

Specialist equipment
  • access to laser cutting facilities

  • a full set of millinery equipment

  • computerised embroidery machinery

  • knitting machines

CAD labs are equipped with specialist software including Wilcom for carpet design and Lectra for fashion and textile design, as well as staple design software packages such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

In Focus

Learn about facilities in more detail

Including our tufting shed, sewing room and large Fashion and Textiles Studios.

In Addition

We have three more large Fashion and Textiles studios, a large heat transfer facility and access to a specialist in-house digital printing service – the Print Support Hub.

The Stitch Room

Used by both Fashion and Textiles for fabric manipulation sessions and small project work, the Stitch Room houses a selection of portable sewing machines including; Berninas, Janome overlockers and Pfaff needle punch machines for use in the workshop and studios, plus a small number of industrial sewing machines and an industrial steam iron.

Tufting Shed

The Tufting Shed houses equipment for rug tufting including tufting guns, loop pile gun, carvers and shearers and a large selection of yarns.

There are a range of frame sizes from sample size to full size rug frames.

Dye Lab

Used by both Fashion and Textile students the dye lab has facilities for hot and cold water dyeing using a range of specialist dyes for natural and synthetic fabrics.

Heat Transfer Facility

Contains a large Monti Antonio double bed heat press. This is used for techniques such as transfer of digitally printed disperse papers, hand painted disperse papers, resists and heat setting

Print Support Hub 

The Print Support Hub is a technically supported, open access area. It offers all School of Art students a range of specialist printers that are capable of printing onto a vast array of different materials.


  • A3 Risograph printer
  • 2 medium format high-end Epson printers (A4, A3, A3+ and A2)
  • Large format thermal lithographic printer
  • Large Format Mimaki textile printer
  • Large Format Mimaki textile printer

The room also offers two large format scanners that will scan artwork up to A0 size.

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