Colour in Design Award – One to watch!

We are so very proud of former A Level Textiles student, Emma Haywood, who has won a Colour in Design Award.

Emma progressed onto Loughborough University’s ‘Textiles: Innovation and Design’ Degree, after completing A Level Textiles within the School of Visual Arts, Runshaw College. Her textile work is based on the natural environment; Emma lives by the sea, so uses this as her inspiration for colour, texture and pattern.

“Driven by sensory stimulating textile design, I believe that nourishing the mind and body through textiles can have a positive impact on a person. I want to continually try to evoke an experience in my work – a feeling or a state of mind – by using textiles as a medium to interact or visually communicate with a person. I intend to pursue my passion in how textiles can be used to positively stimulate and engage with a person’s mind and body, and its uses as a tool to help improve wellbeing through interactivity”

Her achievements are even more impressive as she completed all of this during the pandemic!

In the article below, you can view Emma’s beautiful work and it’s lovely to read how she identifies Debra Taylor, her A level Textiles teacher, as a key person who pushed, supported and encouraged her to unlock her creative potential! Congratulations Emma, we’re very proud of you!

One to Watch: Emma Haywood