To complement the College mace, it was decided that the top table cloth used at the Graduation ceremony should incorporate the College crest. this heraldic device is used to represent higher education and at the same time symbolises the history and traditions of the College.
Fashion tutor and Extended National Diploma course leader, Alison Wesley, agreed to take on the challenge of reproducing the crest for the table cloth. She used techniques including digital print, machine and free hand embroidery, applique, foil work, quilting and couching. Alison explained that "the work was very intricate and time consuming but I enjoyed being given the opportunity to use my skills and experience to reproduce the crest using traditional techniques."
The sculpted crest is mounted onto a silk velvet runner and placed over the top table during Graduation ceremonies to represent the heritage of the institution.