Top three places won in national textile design award.
15 Aug 2013
Three students from the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts students have taken first, second and third prizes in the prestigious Bradford Textile Society’s Design Awards.
The three BA(Hons) Textiles with Business Studies students won in the Clothworkers’ Foundation Award for Knitted Fabric section, the largest category in the competition, with over one hundred, high-calibre entrants.
First prize went to Naomi Partington for her light, feminine knit pieces incorporating felt and crochet using a subtle colour palette. Second prize went to Cecilia Ajayi and third to Katie Noakes.
The competition, which attracts almost 1,000 entries annually, is designed to encourage and inspire textile students and practising textile designers, helping to stimulate new developments in textile design and construction, finishing and printing techniques.
The prize adds to Naomi Partington’s other recent acheivements which include gaining first prize from Nagoya University of Arts, Japan, for outstanding artistic achievement at the Faculty’s 2012 graduate show, and industry prizes from Woolmark Company and the Icon Live jewellery company.
Katie Noakes also won a £1,000 bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters.