I am delighted to have won a number of awards at this year’s Bradford Textile Society Design Competition.
1st Prize - The British Wool Marketing Board Award - for my tightly woven durable fabric intended for use in schools, corporate environments or transport where a fabric needs to work well under pressure.
1st Prize - The Clothworkers' Foundation Award - awarded by The Clothworkers' Foundation, the awarding body of the ancient Clothworkers' Company, (one of the Great Twelve livery companies in the UK). This award is given to the best woven fabrics.
The Cloth of Kings Award - an engraved medal, this award is selected from all the entries to the national Bradford Textile Society Design Competition using 'noble' yarns such as cashmere, wool and silk.
The Woolmark Company Award - Commendation - for my jacquard-woven Merino fabric. This award is given to textiles with not less than 60% Merino yarn.
The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses Award - Commendation - this was for one of my fabrics with a small repeat. It was jacquard-woven in silk and my entry included illustrations of how this fabric might be used within a collection.
I feel most fortunate to have my work selected for awards again this year. More to follow after the presentation ceremony and exhibition.