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TEXTILE SUCCESS

TEXTILE SUCCESS!

Sarah Mills the Winner of The Jackie Ryan Memorial Award 2019 has now completed her first year at Birmingham City University.  During the course students are encouraged to enter their work for a range of national textile competitions.  Sarah has recently won two awards in the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition 2021.   


1st Prize:  The Clothworkers' Company Award 

Section: P3 

A printed Textile Design for either fashion or interiors which shows creative potential

Sarah's delicate print design was inspired by the Serengeti and included animals such as elephants, giraffes, lions and antelope


Commendation:  The JH Clissold & Son Ltd Award

Section: W2

A woven fabric which shows creative potential

Sarah's entry consisted of a hand woven panel with raffia inserted textured yarns


Sarah enjoys designing for both printed textiles and weaving and is planning to combine both these techniques to develop her work throughout the second year of her degree course.

The Bradford Textile Society was established in 1893 and is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world.  The Society's annual Design Competition has a total prize money of over £17,000 and is unique in it's breadth of coverage and attracts almost 1,000 entries from students throughout the UK.

                 
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TEXTILE DESIGN COMPETITION 2020 - THE JACKIE RYAN MEMORIAL AWARD

Averil Weaver the winner of the Jackie Ryan Memorial Award 2020 has recently completed her two week work placement with Tweedmill Textiles in Flint and Gaynor Bowen.