If you’ve been to TUMO Studios lately, you’ve heard talk of visas, paperwork, and the United Kingdom fill the air. Students are preparing to travel across a continent for part two of a textile design and entrepreneurship atelier being conducted in partnership with Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). The partnership is funded by the British Council’s Creative Spark initiative.
Together, Mia Sylvia, owner of an ethical line of bridal wear, and William Tate, Business Innovation Manager at NUA, have already led TUMO Studios students through part one of the experience in Yerevan. During their ten-day atelier, students sourced inspiration from their surroundings, drew patterns, learned about natural dyes, and developed color schemes to create original textile designs. During the first few days, the pair was joined by Kate Farley, manager of fashion and textile design courses at NUA, to kick off the atelier.