British Wool Marketing Board

British Wool Marketing Board

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3RD YEAR student Rebecca Connolly is delighted to learn that her woven blanket fabric, using British wool, has been selected as a prize winner in the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition 2014

She chose to use Shetland wool in 3 colours, extending the palette by over dyeing.

Rebecca was awarded 2nd place and £250 in the section sponsored by the British Wool Marketing Board.

When collecting her prize Rebecca was thrilled to learn she had won an additional accolade , The Campaign for Wool Award, sponsored by The Campaign for Wool (patron HRH Prince of Wales) of a weeks placement with £500 for expenses. The placement is specifically tailored to the interests/discipline of the winner.

Rebecca collected her awards at the Annual Design Seminar and the Design Awards ceremony in Saltaire, Bradford on May 13 th.

Well done Rebecca.

The image shows Rebecca’s studio space with her inspiration,colour combinations,fabric and styling.

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