News from the Textile and Design Lab at the Auckland University of Technology.


2016 Short course and workshop programme

The Textile and Design Lab’s short course and workshop programme for 2016 will commence in February with the majority of courses being offered twice during the course of the year.

Felting workshop
E-Textiles and soft circuit design workshop
Knitwear Design short course
Photoshop Basics for Textile Design short course
Digital Textile Design – Repeating Patterns short course
Introduction to Textiles short course

Read more and see dates and registration pages.

Balaclavas cover up inhibitions at Silo Theatre

Auckland based Silo Theatre's 2016 promotional brochure has had the desired effect of capturing the attention of the public with the clever use of knitted balaclavas being worn by dancers.  The idea was conceived by ALT Group, the theatre’s marketing and branding partner, who worked with TDL Technician, Gordon Fraser, to develop the intarsia knitted balaclavas that included the theatre’s logo mark.  The results speaks for themselves…….  read more about Silo Theatre.
Dancers in the balaclavas promoting the Silo Theatre
Image courtesy of Silo Theatre


New TDL website up and running

The new Textile and Design Lab website was launched towards the end of last year following several months of work behind the scenes.  The new site has adopted a similar design to that of the other labs that sit under the Colab umbrella.  Visit

Postgraduate student to exhibit in Munich
Congratulations to AUT Master of Creative Technologies student and Textile Design graduate, Caroline Stephen, who has been invited to show some of her undergraduate collection at the forthcoming Talente 2016 Exhibition in Munich.  Caroline has been awarded funding from Creative NZ to enable her to attend the event where she will be showcasing her seamless knitwear and knitted textiles that she produced at the Textile and Design Lab.  'The pieces are the result of an exploration into the merging of materials and experimental methods of crafting via digital knitting technologies', says Caroline.  The exhibition runs from 24 February to 1 March.
One of Caroline's seamless knitted dresses that will be on show at the Munich exhibition

TDL showroom makeover

The Textile and Design Lab’s showroom has a new look to it following a ‘refresh’ by TDL research assistant and PhD student, Miranda Smitheram.  The SEM images of nano-fibres illustrated below were printed onto 3 metre lengths of silk fabric for the lab’s ITMA exhibition stand in November.

The new look TDL showroom
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