Students go the extra 9,000 miles to discover the secrets of Indian printing and dyeing techniques

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Four Textiles for Fashion students at the University of Northampton have made a round trip of 9,000 miles to discover the secrets of traditional printing and dyeing techniques on the Indian subcontinent.

Mesoni Lindsay, Jennie Hardie, Amber Rawlins and Jeyanthini Arunthava Sivakumar spent time at the University’s partner institution, Amity University , to see how it teaches its students printing and dyeing techniques.

The delegation also visited factories in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, to see how the techniques are carried out on a mass production scale.

Mesoni said: “My experience in India was exceptional, from the food to the people’s hospitality.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to be given the chance to collaborate with the tutors and students of Amity University. To be able to visit the batik, tie dye and block printing workshops was a great experience that gave me an insight into India’s textiles history.”

The trip was funded by Santander Universities UK, which  provides the University’s students with support for scholarships, internships, funding for entrepreneurial activities and support for academic travel and research

Find out more about the Textiles for Fashion degree on the course page.

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