Textile Competition 2019-Adult & Student Results

SHREWSBURY DRAPERS TEXTILE COMPETITION 2019

Adult Gold Award
Lucia Nina Duffin-A Flower Bouquet

Adult Silver Award
Lesley Smith-We All Need Flowers

Adult Bronze Award
Ruby Reseigh-The Healing Garden

Student Gold Award
Rebekah Longland
Flower Power Chandelier

Student Silver Award
Olivia Kerswell-Bursting From the Ground

Student Bronze Award
Sarah Ervine-Textural Flowers

The Jackie Ryan Memorial Award
Sarah Mills-Pop Art Power!

The Shrewsbury Drapers Company has held a Textile Design Competition for the past 23 years. This year the Adult and Student focus was on the theme "FLOWER POWER" Judging of entries took place on Tuesday 8th October and for the following week they were on display at St. Mary's Church

Historical Background

The Drapers were first mentioned in Shrewsbury in 1209 as individuals in the first Guild of Merchant Rolls of the Town.  The Guild Merchants administered all trades in the town in the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries.  The Drapers achieved full Guild status with their incorporation by Royal Charter in 1462. The Drapers Hall has stood in St Mary’s Place since 1485.  The current building dates from 1576 and the interior finishes are detailed on the lease of 1577.  It is probably the only wooden framed Guildhall in the country with uninterrupted use by the original company.  The present Drapers Company is responsible for fifty  almshouses in Shrewsbury

Competition Guidelines

With reference to the Drapers history as wollen cloth merchants, the competition was for a piece of textile work which preferably includied some wool but which could also include other materials, decorative needlework, collage etc. 

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