Printed Textiles students are top of their game at Bradford Textile Society Awards

18 May 2015

Students from the BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design degree have scooped a huge haul of prizes and commendations at the Bradford Textile Society Awards 2014/15.

Duncan Harrison, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, said:-

The Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world; we are absolutely thrilled to have won 25 prizes/commendations in total! It is a great testament to just how talented and hard working our students are.”

The winning students are listed below for each award:-

Worshipful Company of Dyers Award

A printed fashion textile design on any base fabric

1st Prize (£500)  Robyn Osborne

3rd Prize (£200)  Katie Punton


Philippa Layzell, Ashley Rowe, Aimee Simm and Jessica Taylor.

Prestigious Textiles Award 

A textile design suitable for domestic curtains, upholstery, cushions and blinds, drawn in repeat


Laura Barrowclough, Sophie Clarke, Hannah Edmonds, Sophie Rolley and Caitlin Savin.

Clothworkers' Foundation Award 

For 1st year students only - a printed textile design for either fashion or interiors which shows creative potential

2nd Prize (£200)  Laura Stothard


Madeleine Whalley      

Clothworkers' Foundation Award 

A fabric for either fashion or interiors which shows an innovative combination of textile processes

1st Prize (£500)  Megan Wade    

2nd Prize (£300)  Stephanie Randell          


Sarah Gibson, Jemma Marston, Lucy Sheldrake, Hannah Wilkinson.

Clothworkers' Foundation Award           

A material construction for either fashion or interior products produced by non-conventional processes or new technologies


Megan Wade and Abigail Wright.   

Association of Fashion & Textile Courses Award 

A fashion fabric for a specific fashion collection


Melissa Gray

In addition to these prizes they also won:-                  

THE DESIGNERS’ GUILD PLAQUE for best in show for the College... and 2nd year student, Megan Wade won THE LUXURY FABRICS LTD AWARD and TRAVEL AWARD, a travel bursary to Paris in September.