Megan Ferris, currently in her second year of studying Printed Textile Design has won a scarf competion with company Filthy Weather. Her ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ design will be produced as a limited edition silk scarf as well as receiving £400 as part of her prize.
Megan’s scarf design was inspired by the work of Hannah Hoch, the Tim Burton film and other artists such as Polly Morgan, Tim Walker and Ralph Steadman. The scarf focuses on the key characters from Alice in Wonderland, surrounded by famous quotes from the book and strange clocks. Colours were inspired by Salvador Dali’s illustrations using the contrast of bright and washed out shades. Elements of Megan’s own dreams also inspired some of the images in her design. The scarf celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland which takes place this year.
Third year Printed Textiles student, Lucy Harris has been selected as one of the four winners of the SURTEX® International Student Design Competition: designext®.
The prize includes a stand at Surtex, May 2015 in New York. Lucy’s entry for the ‘New Urban Grunge’ theme presented a collection of womenswear fashion fabrics inspired by the 90’s youth culture of New York, centred around the Larry Clark film ‘Kids’.
This is the third year in a row a Printed Textiles student from Winchester School of Art has won a place in the competition with Tori McLean winning the overall prize in 2014.
Recent Weave graduate Alice Hume has won the Kalopsia Collective “what is textiles?” competition.
The exhibition will open in Edinburgh in February and be accompanied by a catalogue of work. Watch this space…and many congratulations to Alice.
B&Q British Talent Search 2013 in association with Elle Decoration.
Printed textiles student Tori McLean has won the textile category of B&Q’s British Talent Search 2013 and, after an exciting photo-shoot in a London warehouse studio, has had her work featured in Elle Decoration (September 2013). Despite many entries from design colleges across the UK, B&Q’s commercial team said that Tori’s designs were an instant hit with the team and they liked that Tori had researched the company’s products so thoroughly that she had created designs for a product not presently on offer.
Tori designed her textiles to form part of B&Qs Blooma range of outdoor garden furniture with a family set of deckchairs in mind. Having previously studied garden design, Tori wanted to put garden elements firmly into her designs and her four winning designs have recently been licensed to B&Q and are planned to appear in selected B&Q stores in summer 2014.