Nine awards for NTU students at the Bradford Textile Society Design competition

Students from across all years of NTU's BA (Hons) Textile Design course have had success at the 2014/15 Bradford Textile Society Design competition earlier this month. Up against tough competition, NTU students excelled, picking up nine awards.

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Winning silk scarf designs by NTU student Amy Foster

Students from across all years of NTU's BA (Hons) Textile Design course have had success at the 2014/15 Bradford Textile Society Design competition earlier this month. Up against tough competition, NTU students excelled picking up nine awards.

Congratulations to final year printed textiles specialist Amy Foster who, as well as winning £300 for second prize in the Worshipful Company of Dyers Award category, was also selected for an extra travel award and will be attending the autumn / winter salon of Premiere Vision in September. NTU student Georgina Taylor also received a commendation in the same category.

Amy said: "Winning the second prize in the Worshipful Company of Dyers Award category was a proud moment and felt like a reward for the hard work I have put in over my final year. The prize money has helped to contribute towards my final major project, and the travel award will be an exciting opportunity to revisit Paris and experience Premiere Vision as a graduate in September."

Other student winners include Year One students Nia Edwards and Naomi Robinson-Rennocks who were commended for their woven fabrics for interiors in the Clothworkers' Foundation Award. Emma Wilson, also a Year One student, won third prize and £150 for her printed textile design for fashion or interiors showing creative potential in the Clothworkers' Foundation Award.

Other winners include; Chloé House winning second prize and £300 in the Clothworkers' Foundation Award category for a knitted fabric for fashion or interiors; Jessica Ellwood winning second prize and £150 for her fashion fabric for a specific fashion collection in the Association of Fashion and Textile Courses Award; Rosemary Graves received a commendation in the Prestigious Textiles Award category with her textile design suitable for domestic interior fabrics drawn in repeat.

NTU's Textile Design course has a long established history of success at the competition, which has been the source of encouragement and inspiration to textile design students and practicing textile designers, and has helped to stimulate new developments in textile design and construction, and finishing and printing techniques.

Principle Lecturer and Textile Design Course Leader at NTU, Tina Downes said: "Entering competitions such as the Bradford Textile Society Design competition builds confidence and professional skills. This year the students have worked incredibly hard to create some outstanding design submissions. We are delighted that the students have won awards across each year group from first to third year and had their work recognised as exceptional by industry experts."

Nine awards for NTU students at the Bradford Textile Society Design competition

Published on 20 May 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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