Emily wins first prize in the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition

Year One BA (Hons) Textile Design student Emily Rowland has been awarded first prize in this year's Bradford Textile Society Design Competition.

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Emily Rowland with her work

Year One BA (Hons) Textile Design student Emily Rowland has been awarded first prize in this year's Bradford Textile Society Design Competition.

Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain. Their prestigious annual design competition sees almost 1,000 entries from students and independent designers from across the UK, with a total of 12 categories to enter and £10,000 to be won in prizes.

Emily entered the 'Knitted Fabric Showing Creative Potential' category, which was specifically for Year One degree-level students. She submitted two A1 boards which showed her sketchbook work, designs and inspiration, three developmental knit samples and a final knit sample and fashion visualisation.

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Work by Emily Rowland

Emily told us: "I was shocked to have won, especially since I had only had three weeks' worth of knit teaching, and had previously never knitted before.

"Overall, I am very humbled and proud to have been acknowledged for my textile design creativity.

"I think it will be a great addition to my CV, but it has also encouraged me to strive for more exciting opportunities like this in the future."

Emily was invited to attend the awards ceremony in Bradford, where she was presented with a cash prize of £250 to help towards the production of her Year One projects.

A number of NTU Textile Design students also received commendations in the competition, including Anna Myson, Clarissa Nilistiani, Rhiannon L. Wright, Rosie Bussandri, Georgia Nichols, Nikkita Palmer, and Kate Pearson.

Emily wins first prize in the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition

Published on 20 June 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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