Back in October I held a canvas competition for the year 9 textiles pupils of Walkden High School in Salford, Manchester for the fourth year running.
I showcased my University Textiles work, images and samples of my greetings cards from Hallmark cards, images from my Art designer job and also my latest freelance and "Rankidoodle" work.
The pupils had to design and create a canvas which included a word, a pattern, a stitch and an object.
Me and Miss Quinlan (textiles teacher) judged the competition and I picked three lucky winners! The winners will receive their design printed on to a canvas to keep (3rd - 20x20cm, 2nd - 30x30cm & 1st - 40x40cm)
So here goes (drum roll...)
I chose Freya Dolby for third prize as I really liked her original theme and wording. All the desired elements were there and the design was jolly and colourful and was executed really well.
Well done Freya!
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I chose Deia Lamberts design for second prize as I thought it was really pretty. I liked the contrast of the detailed flowers with the black silhouette. The stitching detail is nice and neat and the composition works really well. Well done Deia!
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I chose Emily Pike for First Prize as her design was really fun, bright and colourful. I could tell a lot of work had been put into creating the design. All the desired elements were fully met and there was lots of (neat) stitching. Well Done Emily!!!
I am really looking forward to setting the competition again this year. You can see the winners from past years here and here.