Three students at Leeds College of Art were amongst just seven finalists at The Textile Society Awards.
Kate Probert-Jones, Hannah Edmonds, final year BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students, and Carol Sorhaindo, a MA Creative Practice student, all came runners up in the undergraduate and postgraduate categories and each received a bursary of £500 from The Textile Society.
The Textile Society is a unique forum for textile enthusiasts and professionals. It promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary.
The students had to submit 1,000 words outlining their project and attach 10 images to reference throughout the text. They also explained how the bursary would benefit their projects.
They were then invited to the Antique Textile Fair in Manchester where they set up their work along with manning their own stalls for the day and chatting with visitors. During the day the judges announced that they would all receive a £500 from the society.
Hannah Edmonds at the Antique Textile Fair
Kate’s project explored how traditional and digital crafts and technologies can be incorporated to create effective print outcomes to surface pattern design. Shown through a collection of fabric, paper and wood samples that look at the aesthetic quality, time and cost of a variety of techniques.
Kate Probert-Jones: Digitally printed silk, free hand illustration contrasted with mono print textures and accents of metallic foiling