Our First YARN Young Ambassador is Announced

Meet Sophie Parkinson, Kirklees’ first Young Ambassador for Textiles! Sophie, from Linthwaite in Huddersfield, is aged 16 & a Year 12 student at Huddersfield New College. Yesterday, we went to visit her Textile Design A Level class at the kind invitation of her teacher, Vicky Close. Vicky told us of the many opportunities studying Textile Design opens up for students. Sophie said, ‘It’s a fantastic course. What I enjoy best is the making. You go from a flat drawing in your book to the 3D realisation of a garment.’

Sophie’s looking forward to getting stuck in to all the opportunities WOVEN, the brand new textile festival in Kirklees, can offer.

To find out more join us at Lawrence Batley Theatre in Queenie’s Coffee Shop Huddersfield on Thursday 25th April 12-1pm.

Find out more about how to become an Ambassador for Textiles here

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