This Year's Designers

Selected from over 200 applicants over three weeks in June 2019, the 24 textile design graduates finally selected for the TexSelect mentorship programme have been confirmed.

All designers chosen demonstrate outstanding skill and artistry in their chosen discipline, and have impressed the TexSelect interview panels with their creativity, skills and knowledge, and with their eagerness to succeed in the professional world.  Meet the 24 designers selected for 2019 programme here:

See the 2018 Designers

Meet the 2019 Designers

Jade Armstrong

EMBROIDERY 

Glasgow School of Art (BA)
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Ruth Blanke

PRINT 

Royal College of Art (MA)

Short listed for TexSelect PATTERN PRIZE.

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Molly-Mae Brissett-Haigh

PRINT 

Edinburgh College of Art (BA)
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Flora Daly

PRINT 

Loughborough University (BA)
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Gabe Dolan

PRINT 

Duncan of Jordanstone (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect COLOUR PRIZE.

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Stefan Efobi

KNIT 

Nottingham Trent University (MA)
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Emma Fallon

WEAVE 

Bath Spa University (MA)

Highly Commended for The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award, short listed for TexSelect INTERIORS PRIZE.

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Sophia Gray

PRINT 

Winchester School of Art (BA)

Winner of the TexSelect PATTERN PRIZE.

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Olive Grover

MIXED MEDIA 

Falmouth University (BA)
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Georgia Hardman

EMBROIDERY / MIXED MEDIA 

Manchester Metropolitan University (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect FASHION PRIZE.

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Charlotte Howson

WEAVE 

Manchester Metropolitan University (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect INTERIORS PRIZE.

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Thea Hyde

PRINT 

London College of Fashion (BA)
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Jaeyong (Yong) Kim

WEAVE 

Central Saint Martins (BA)

Winner of The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award.

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Clara Leitao

PRINT 

Heriot-Watt University (BA)
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Priscilla Luong

KNIT 

Chelsea College of Arts (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect COLOUR PRIZE.

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Rhianna Parker-Yates

WEAVE 

Royal College of Art (MA)

Winner of the TexSelect FASHION PRIZE, short listed for Marks & Spencer TexSelect Fashion Fabric Award.

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Gabriele Paskauskaite

PRINT 

Central Saint Martins (BA)
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Joanna Rance

WEAVE 

Loughborough University (BA)

Winner of the Marks & Spencer TexSelect Fashion Fabric Award.

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Eve Row-Care

WEAVE 

University of Brighton (BA)
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Maddie Sellers

KNIT 

University of Brighton (BA)

Winner of the TexSelect COLOUR PRIZE.

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Amber Sorayapour

PRINT 

Bath Spa University (BA)

Winner of the TexSelect INTERIORS PRIZE, short listed for Marks & Spencer TexSelect Fashion Fabric Award.

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Lucy Spendlove

WEAVE 

Winchester School of Art (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect FASHION PRIZE.

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Brooke Wakeman

PRINT/EMBROIDERY 

Arts University Bournemouth (BA)
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Cindy Yu

KNIT/MIXED MEDIA 

Royal College of Art (MA)

Highly Commended for The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award, short listed for TexSelect PATTERN PRIZE.

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