Lottie Milbank A Northbrook MET Textile Design degree student has been awarded second place in a national competition.

First year student Lottie Milbank’s colourful design on the theme of the ‘urban environment’ caught the eye of judges in the P3 Clothworkers’ award of the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition. The award is open to first year students only, for a printed textile design for fashion or interiors which shows creative potential.

Lottie created the work from photographs that she had taken of London’s cityscape, which she drew with sponge and ink to create her abstract and vibrant composition.

Lottie said, “I loved the textures created through this process of mark making. I used Photoshop to build up the coloured layers before printing digitally onto fabric. I have learnt so many new skills and techniques at Northbrook - the teachers and technicians have taught me a lot in such a short amount of time and I am excited for future projects.


“I am extremely pleased about winning second prize, it just shows that trying new things and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can really pay off and be so rewarding. It's a huge confidence boost and I am proud of what I have achieved and where my artwork will go over the next three years.”


Lottie will collect her winning certificate and £200 prize at the Design Seminar and Award Ceremony on 5th May at the Dye House Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford.

Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world.