Every year, the local Embroiders Guild send representatives from their guild to the College to select a Textile student for an Embroidery Guild Award for the best use of Textile Design skills in their A Level work.

They look through students’ sketch books, and at their realised designs, and then choose a student who they feel has best used contemporary and traditional textile design skills in their work. This year, that student was Emma Farrell, with Georgia Elston coming a very close second!

Many congratulations to Emma, who will be going on to Sheffield Hallam next year to study Fashion Design with Marketing.

Also congratulations to Georgia on being the runner-up. She will be going to Salford University to study Fashion Design. This is a brilliant success story, as Georgia started at the College on the Level 2 Art and Design programme, and last year was selected by Vicky Close, Course Leader for Textile Design, as the recipient of her year 12 Star award.

The Guild have been sponsoring this award for 3 years now, and we really value their support.

Til Wright, a Governor at the College and a member herself of the Embroiders Guild, commented, “A couple of my guild colleagues came to the Textile Design exhibition and were incredibly impressed by the high standard of work. One of them even commented that much of it was better than the university level course work that she is familiar with- well done to all concerned!”