This year we launched The Joan Harrison Creative Bursary scheme. The scheme was set up to provide valuable study opportunities for those wishing to study our accredited textile courses. It was named after a very dear friend and colleague who sadly passed away in 2015.
For the past few weeks you’ve been voting for your favourite finalist and today, we can announce the WINNERS!
We’d like to congratulate all of our finalists and winners and say a HUGE ‘thank you’ to everyone who entered our bursary scheme, and took the time to vote.
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The Winners Our Joan Harrison Bursary
Claire is a hard-working single mum who crafts for the escapism and enjoyment. After recently completing a free online textiles course she told us that this sparked her interest in creative textiles.
“I’ve been reading lots about sustainability and I am keen to be able to use my art as gifts for people – either as art or on cards etc. This course would be a beautiful way to continue my creative learning and meet like minded people.”
Claire will be studying Textiles Skill Stage 2.
Asmaa Abdallah Moharram
Asmaa lives in Dubai with her husband and two children. Asmaa has learned most of her skills herself, with the help of online books and tutorials. Now, she is looking for an opportunity to develop her skills in order to build a career for herself.
“I am currently aspiring to study textiles in a professional manner and add to it my experience in patchwork and applique to create art pieces which reflect my thoughts, visions and my culture.”
Asmaa will be studying Textiles Skill Stage 2.
Subject: Hand Embroidery
Tina loves embroidery because of it’s therapeutic qualities. She embroiders daily and really wants to starts building a business selling her makes. Tina wants to study with us to gain creative confidence.
“To have a chance to do the course and gain a qualification would be absolutely amazing and and brilliant stepping stone towards a new career.”
Tina will be studying Hand Embroidery Skill Stage 2.
Janis applied for a bursary because she has wanted to study and City and Guilds accredited Textiles course for a very long time. She taught herself how to hand sew Manx Patchwork and Shibori and also enjoys weaving, spinning and dyeing.
“I would really appreciate the presence and advice of a tutor to take me further on my journey and to bounce my ideas off, so I could become more confident in creating better and more meaningful pieces.”
Janis Brodie will be studying Textiles Skill Stage 2.
Congratulations to all bursary winners!