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Estonian student discovers his talent at Coleg Sir Gâr

Coleg Sir Gâr has helped a student from Estonia unlock his potential in fashion and textile design. 

Raito Piirisild has been studying AS levels to help improve his English and whilst at college, he discovered he had a talent for fashion and textiles despite initially, being reluctant to take up the subject. 

His final project consisted of making a recycled fox-inspired jumpsuit using a bed cover fashioned with his own textile designs.

Raito Piirisild said: “I left maths because I wasn’t really improving my language skills so I needed to choose another subject.

“I really wasn’t keen on the thought of studying textiles but I think it was fate when the textiles teacher walked in to the meeting as now I’m considering studying fashion design at university.

“The teachers have been so friendly and helpful and the course is very creative as we use photography and art and studying in a relaxed environment has improved my English so much.” 

Sharon Williams, A-level textiles lecturer said: “Raito has shown a natural talent which he wasn’t even aware of until now.

“He has machine sewn a jumpsuit and used stitching instead of line work to create artwork within the garment.”

Raito will return to Estonia this month (May) to continue his studies before going to university. 

 

Raito with his textiles A-level group who organised a personalised farewell cake and (above) with his textiles/fashion design 

 

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