Double Success

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The Worshipful Company of Weavers Scholarship Awards Lunch, hosted in London last week was a double success for us here at the School of Textiles and Design.

Esther Mason, a 4th Year BA (Hons) Design for Textiles, weave student, attended the Awards Lunch, along with her tutor, Associate Professor Fiona Pankhurst. Esther won a £2,000 scholarship award and was given the opportunity, along with the other award winners, to show some of her design work and network with the invited industry guests.

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Esther Mason receiving her award from Dr Patrick Grant

Honorary Professor Sheila-Mary Carruthers, who is the Design Director for Carruthers Associates, a textile design business, was awarded the Company’s prestigious Silver Medal Award for a lifetime of service to the textile industry. Sheila-Mary was also a student; has taught at the School of Textiles and Design and now acts as an ambassador, supporter and friend of the School.

Dr Patrick Grant, our honorary graduate of the School; Creative Director of Savile Row tailors – Norton & Sons; and TV judge on BBC’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ presented the medal to Sheila-Mary, a lovely symmetry as she had given him his Laureation for his Doctorate from the School of Textiles and Design.

Congratulations to both Esther and Sheila-Mary, what a wonderful reflection of the School’s reputation to receive these awards.

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Sheila-Mary Carruthers receiving her award from Dr Patrick Grant

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