Jackie Ryan Memorial Award 2019

Clare Williams-Rowe and Sarah Mills

Jessica Laycock, Sarah Mills and Clare Williams-Rowe

Tweedmill Blankets

Plant Holder

Textile Container

Time for Tea

Earrings 1

Earrings 2


Sarah Mills the winner of the Jackie Ryan Memorial Award for 2019 is to be congratulated on her outstanding A Level results gaining  an A* in Textiles her chosen subject.  Following in the footsteps and success of the previous winners Lauren Davies, Amelia Roe and Rebekah Longland  Sarah has secured a place at Birmingham City University to study a degree in Textile Design.  Attached is a photo of Sarah along with her Textile tutor Clare Williams-Rowe from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College on a visit to Tweedmill Textiles in December 2019 following her award.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Sarah's work placement with Tweedmill Textiles in Flint has been delayed but she is hoping to spend some time at Tweedmill before starting her university course in September.   

Sarah has been very busy with a variety of creative textile projects over the Summer.  She has enjoyed an online textile course through Poppy Treffry a Textile Designer who has a shop in St Ives selling handmade quirky textile homewares.  Sarah came across the shop while on holiday in St Ives last Summer which inspired her final A Level project of  hand drawn coastal imagery and printed textile designs.  Some of her online project work such as a tea cosy, plant holder and textile container can be seen in the attached images.

In addition to this Sarah has set up an online shop with 'Etsy' selling some of her brightly coloured polymer clay earrings.  In between all her creative projects Sarah enjoys the outdoors and taking her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bobby out for a walk.  Bobby is featured in many of Sarah's drawings and artwork.




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