Textile Students Sweep Awards
19 April 2018
Textile Design students have received numerous honours from this year's Bradford Textile Society competition.
The prizes brought back to Falmouth include the Lapa Charitable Trust Award for hand embroidery, won by Olive Grover, and the Clothworkers' Company Award presented to Helena Cockwill.
Speaking on her woven for interior submissions, Helena explained: "The pieces I submitted were from a project called Seville, based upon the rich colours and geometric designs of tiles in that region. I focused on luxury high end fabrics aimed at upholstery, using silk throughout to achieve a soft and shiny appearance.
"I was thrilled to hear that I had come first, it's always difficult to know what the judges will be looking for. It's really nice to know that a number of other Falmouth students won prizes and received commendations for their work, we all must be doing something right!"
Third place in the Clothworkers' Company Award and the Joseph H. Clissold Ltd Award went to Amala Thottunkal and Chelsea Stapley respectively. Commendations were received by Jess Salvidge for the Staple of England Wool Award, and Laura Gertsone for the Worshipful Company of Dyers Award.
The Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, having been established in 1893. The Design competition is one of the major events in its annual timeline, celebrating and stimulating new developments in textile design and construction.