Textile Design students win respected i-dott prizes

22 July 2021

Two of our BA (Hons) Textile Design students have submitted works to the annual i-dott surface pattern design competition, and both have come away with top three prizes.

i-dott was founded as a charity in 2013 and well over 3,000 artworks have been submitted to the competition, giving students from around the world the opportunity of having their work appraised, critiqued and judged by senior industry design professionals.

Beth Darbon, first year BA (Hons) Textile Design student, won first place in category 'Animal Astratti' with her captivating nature inspired design. The top prize of £500 was awarded to Beth, who also won the Level one AVA CAD skills training course. This is a five- day course, introducing the student to the key functions of design and repeat, separations, recolouring, draping and presenting designs. The course gives them a concrete understanding of software and relevant industry processes.

Beth said:

‘For my wallpaper design I looked at the Spider Monkey, which is critically endangered. I wanted to celebrate the beauty of the playful animal and the habitat which it lives in.’

Image: BA (Hons) Textile Design student Beth Daborn winning entry. ©i-dott

Elizabeth Forbes, final year BA(Hons) Textile Design student won third place for the i-dott Category two - A sense of abstraction brief.

Elizabeth said:

"My design was inspired by the architecture in the city of Leeds, driven by colour and computer aided design. The design was initially created by sublimation printing, layering shape and textures with laser cut stencils of buildings and manipulated digitally."

Image: BA (Hons) Textile Design student Elizabeth Forbes top three entry. ©i-dott