Category Archives: Cardiff School of Art & Design

Library Treasures

Is it too early to begin spring cleaning the collections?  Not when you find treasures such as these  . . . .


This ephemera will be integrated into the existing collection of Cardiff School of Art & Design materials in the library’s Special Collections at Llandaff.

ephemeraIncluded are exhibition and degree show catalogues, prospectuses, posters, recordings and also slides of students’ work.


To make an appointment to access material in the Special Collections, please email


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Dress to Impress

The new display of Art and Design books in the Library includes titles that explore the use of felt in the world of Fashion. There are also books that focus on branding and promotion.

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Library Matters: Natural Dyes

Llandaff Library is rich with resources to support the exciting new CSAD natural dye garden project. To whet your appetite we’ve put a few of them  on display on the 2nd floor of the library. Here’s a taster. . . . .

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A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers by Rita Buchanan

Dominique Cardon: Natural Dyes.

The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use, by J N Liles.


Indigo by Jenny Balfour-Paul

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Natural Dyes by Linda Rudkin. Eco Colour by India Flint. Plant Dyes and Dyeing by John & Margaret Cannon.


Shibori: The inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing.

Click on the links to take you to the library catalogue Metsearch where you can read more about them and search for other books and journals of interest.  You can search by the shelfmark too. Try these for books about dyes, dye plants and the use of dyes with textiles:











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Graham Rawle: author & illustrator

Graham Rawle talk1 (5)(Photograph: Catherine Finch)

As part of Cardiff Met’s World Book Day celebrations, we were lucky to be joined at Cardiff School of Art & Design by Graham Rawle, the celebrated writer and illustrator. Graham gave a succinct overview of his work, covering such topics as story structure, content and development. Talking with an audience of over 40 students and staff, he provided a real insight into the world of the graphic novel and generously answered questions and gave advice about the life of the professional novelist and illustrator.

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