Weekly Round up Video's

Keely - Final showcase

Evie - Final showcase

Sarah - Final showcase

It's time for the final show - the Creatives showcase their final collections

Week 15 - The six-month Creatives in Residence Live learning journey is coming to an end!

Week 14 - Karen Collier of Karen Collier careers talks careers advice with the Creatives and AVA's separations expert, Lindsey Arnold works with the Creatives on their designs.

Week 13 - This week Canon application specialist, Sav Jayendran, shows the creatives how to print their designs on the Canon Colarado 1650.

Week 12 - Happy New Year and welcome back to our Creative’s In Residence. Let’s take a look at what they have been doing this week.

Week 11 - Introduction to brief 3 - Architecture. The creatives also take a visit to Epson and Erica Horne, founder of CAD for Fashion, drops in!

BRIEF 2 DESIGNS - See the designs our Creatives produced for the Geometrics brief.

Week 10 - The creatives meet Avalana of Avalana designs, prepare for press day and continue their designs for brief 2: Geometrics.

Week 9 - A visit Loose Button for a upholstery tutorial. Erica Horne, founder of CAD for Fashion, delivers a workshop.

Week 8  - This week the creatives create their mood boards for the geometrics brief.

BRIEF 1 DESIGNS - See the designs our Creatives produced for the Florals brief.

Week 7 - the creatives get really stuck into their floral designs and AE Sewing machines deliver sewing machines for the team to try out.

Week 6  - the creatives visit Standfast & Barracks factory, working on brief 1 and Epson's Robert Weissenberger delivers a workshop.

Week 5 - The creatives head to Hybrid to be shown around the the Mimaki Printers.

Week 4  - The team visit the Decorex exhibition and Textile Museum.

Week 3  - Hybrid services visit and assist the creatives on how to use the TX300P-1800 MKII.

Week 2  - The creatives learn how to sublimation print onto T-shirts.

Week 1  - Brett talks through binder 3 & 4, the creatives head to London to do some research.

Resource Video's



Stanfast & Barracks - Geometrics mentoring/feedback session


Stanfast & Barracks - Architecture mentoring/feedback session


Debbie introduces the final brief - Oriental Florals & Asian Influences with a design style of, painterly, pictorial, hand drawn essences.


Pattern room -  Julia Van Der Sommen and Daniel watts dial in from Australia to talk about all things pattern related.


CAD for Fashion - Erica Horne founder of CAD for Fashion delivers a workshop for the creatives in residence


Standfast & Barracks - The creatives have a feedback session on their floral designs from Adam Slade.


Klieverik Vertex - An overview - Using heat to transform digitally printed textiles into fit-for-purpose products


Debbie McKeegan from TEXINTEL introduces CIRL brief 2: Geometrics – Incorporating Textures.

“The definition of geometric is something associated with geometry, or the use of straight lines and shapes. ... Characterised by or using straight lines, triangles, circles, or similar regular shapes or forms”.


Divine Savages Mentoring Session - Divine Savages have zoom with the Creatives, offering advise and insight into textile design.


Epson SureColor SC-F100 - How to print your own t-shirtThis is Epson's first A4 dye sublimation printer with the footprint of an A4 desktop.


What is Creatives In Residence Live?

A unique and exciting six-month textile design project for 2 surface designers and a videographer at CMYUK’s state-of-the-art demonstration centre in Shrewsbury. 

Worldwide design competition

CIRL is designed to be a collaborative experience.  All design briefs will be made available online so that design students worldwide can participate. A monthly competition for each brief will be set, with winning entries evaluated by leading industry luminaries and showcased at the end of the programe.


What we want from you - don't worry about deadlines too much, as long as we recieve submissions before the end of February 2022 you will be in with the chance to have your designs showcased and printed. Just keep your designs and visuals coming, we love to see them!



BRIEF 4 -  view/download it here

BRIEF 3 - view/download it here

BRIEF 2  - view/download it here

BRIEF 1  - view/download it here



Email: cirlive@cmyuk.com