Drum Castle Tea Towel Project

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Fashion and Textiles students have been working with Drum Castle and the National Trust for Scotland to produce a new range of tea towels for the castle.

The project which tasks stage one students to work to a brief and with an external partner is a challenging project for students who are early in studies. The students designs will go on display with a public vote deciding which design will be produced and sold in the castle shop.

As part of the project the students visited Drum Castle to gain insight into the attraction, which is the conservation charity NTS’s oldest intact property, and enable them to capture the spirit of the castle in their designs.

Lecturer Elaine Gowans said: “For the students, this is the first time they have worked with a live client or done any technical printing and design and they have done so in such a short project window – just four weeks.

“They have all worked very professionally and with maturity. It is clear to see from their resolutions the enthusiasm in their body of research work gathered during a visit to Drum Castle. This has been reflected within the t-towels and through their inspiration evidenced on their mood boards.

“They were set a high standard to deliver and have dealt with the challenges creatively.”

Northern Lights: Aberdeen Art Gallery at Drum Castle exhibition is open on weekends from 11 am to 4pm until March 2017. Normal castle admission charges apply. Drum Castle is located 10 miles west of Aberdeen off the A93. The castle is set in extensive grounds with walks, picnic area, an historic rose garden, adventure play area, tearoom and shop.

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