More Awards

I am delighted to have won a number of awards at this year’s Bradford Textile Society Design Competition.

British Wool Winning Fabric

British Wool Winning Fabric

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.

National Textile Design Competition Success

I'm extremely delighted to announce that I have this week been presented with two major awards for my textile designs at the important Bradford Textile Society Design Awards. These awards have been showcasing the best of British textile design since 1923 when the original sponsors were the Wool Record and the Society itself. 

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My Isnic Roses fabric (left) won first prize in the British Wool Marketing Board Award. This design, a modern twist on traditional Ottoman arabesque patterning, combines graceful meandering curves with a highly textured surface.  It is suitable for both outerwear or soft furnishings and has luxurious feel. The ultra soft handle belies the fact that it was made predominantly with British wool, often considered somewhat coarse in comparison with merino for example. This yarn, from Dorset lamb was spun in Italy, is super-soft and fabulous to work with.

The Cloth of Kings award, is a medal, given once a year for an outstanding fabric constructed of a Noble Yarn (Silk, Wool, Cashmere). I was selected for this prestigious prize for my Mosaic design, a small, all-over, mosaic tile repeat pattern. This fabric was woven on a Bonus  jacquard loom in a combination of silk and wool. It was an honour to receive this award.

Both these prizewinning designs are currently being woven in small lengths and will be available to purchase shortly. Do please contact me for further information. 


Bradford Textiles Design Competition Success

CLOTHWORKERS' FOUNDATION AWARD  'A Woven Fabric for Mens or Womenswear'

I am delighted to have won a commendation for one of my fabrics in this prestigious competition. The Society's annual competition attracts almost 1,000 entries from students throughout the UK. 

The commendation was awarded for my Meandering Checks fabric (right) which is 97% wool, 3% polyamide and was woven on a Bonus jacquard loom. This fabric marks the beginning of my 'Black & White' range and was a development from previous work on the handloom.

The sample below shows my original trial piece, which was woven on an 8 shaft Harris table loom using British wools.

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