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Textile design industry fetes top students

Textile design industry fetes top students

Top graduating textile design students were recognised this month with awards from the industry.

Senior Lecturer in textile design Dr Sandy Heffernan says the awards are an opportunity for the textiles industry to celebrate the achievement of outstanding fourth-year students.

Esther Bryant-Lindsay (pictured) collected three awards.

The students’ work is on show at Exposure, the College of Creative Arts’ annual design exhibition in the Museum Building on the Wellington campus.

Purfex Excellence in Textile Design for Apparel Award – Esther Bryant-Lindsay, $500.

Bernina Excellence in Embroidery Award – Phillipa Cowdrey, Bernina overlocker.

Woolyarns Limited Jim Wood Memorial Scholarship for Innovative use of woollen yarn in viable commercial application – Kate Neeley, $2500.

Blue Print Imaging Excellence in Textile Print Award – Cara Hunt, $500.

Resene Best Use of Colour Award – Esther Bryant-Lindsay, Colour Match Pencil Set.

John Rainger Textile Interlining Award – Cate Busby, $250.

Big Image Print Portfolio Award – Madeline McGregor, $200.

MSO Design and Art Production Best Portfolio Presentation Award – Esther Bryant-Lindsay, $250.

Digitex Most Innovative Digital Design Award – Louise Young, $750.


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