Young Textile Competition 2017

The Shrewsbury Drapers, Young Textile Competition 2017

The Shrewsbury Drapers Company held the Third Young Textile Design Competition for Shropshire Schools from 12th to 17th June 2017 at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.  The competition attracted 60 entries from 8 schools across Shropshire which provided a wonderfully diverse number of entries at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

The entries were judged this year by Thelma Foster and Julie Hedges both of whom have considerable experience in Textiles having taught and worked in this discipline for a number of years.  They had a difficult task judging the entries, awarding Gold, Silver, Bronze, Highly Commended and Commended for both key stages.   Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition this year.

Students, Parents/Guardians and Teachers attended the Awards and Presentation Evening at St Mary’s Church Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13th June where the Awards were announced.  This was followed by a private viewing of the Exhibition of entries and a chance to see the winning entries.  The High Sheriff of Shropshire, The President of the Arts Society Shrewsbury, The Mayors of Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch and Wem together with, The Master of the Shrewsbury Drapers and other Drapers Company Members all attended the event.

The prize winners were:

Key Stage 3

Gold                                     Rapunzel Monoprint       Shrewsbury High School

Sliver                                   Panda Wall Hanging        Moreton Hall

Bronze                                Heart Cushion                   The Marches Academy

Highly Commended         Squirrel Cushion               Oldbury Wells

Commended                      Prism of faces                   Shrewsbury High School

Commended                      Reindeer Hat                     Moreton Hall

Commended                      Autumn Wall Hanging     Moreton Hall

Commended                      Mediterranean                  Sir John Talbot’s


Key Stage 4

Gold                                    Peacock Dress                   Meole Brace

Silver                                   Celebration Duvet           The Corbet School

Bronze                                Dress recycling ties          The Corbet School

Highly Commended         Vintage floral dress          Meole Brace

Highly Commended         Moon Man                         Shrewsbury High School

Highly Commended         Beetle cushion                  Oldbury Wells

Commended                      Ruffled Dress                     Thomas Adams

Commended                      Elephant wall Hanging    Meole Brace


An Exhibition of the entries was held at St Mary’s Church from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June, at which some 350 members of the public viewed the exhibition drawing comments regarding the standard of work, inventiveness and abilities of the students.


The Shrewsbury Drapers Company would like to thank:

The Arts Society Shrewsbury for their generous sponsorship

The Churches Conservation Trust at St Mary’s Church for their support with the competition.



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