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NUA Textile Design students gain best ever results in national textile competition

NUA Textile Design students gain best ever results in national textile competition

Lizzie Kimbley

NUA students across all three year groups have been awarded a range of accolades at the highly regarded Bradford Textile Society Design Competition. 2016 was the first time that students from all three year groups of the BA (Hons) Textile Design course and the MA Textile Design course received awards. Lizzie Kimbley, who is studying BA Textile Design, won first prize in the Woolmark Company Award and will receive a one week work placement in the studio of international womenswear designer, Teatum Jones. NUA students won a range of prizes in several categories at the prestigious awards. Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world. Its prize schemes, which have been the source of encouragement and inspiration to textile students and practising textile designers, and have helped to stimulate new developments in textile design and construction, and finishing and printing techniques. This competition, one of the oldest of its kind, is regarded by many as the most important event in the annual programme.