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North of England Regional Heat of The International Design Competition and AGM

Date: March 18, 2015 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Perkin House BD1 2PW


  • The North of England Regional Heat of the 2015  International Design Competition will be held on Wednesday 18th March at Perkin House from 2.30pm and will be followed by the North of England AGM at 7pm and then a presentation ‘A Dyer From Sidal’ by Stuart Wilkinson of Keystone Europe Ltd.

    Programme will include:

    • the judging of entries from fashion /textile design undergraduates from universities and colleges across the North of England
    • Dyeing workshop and ‘Colour Experience presentation’ for entrants
    • the announcement of the winner of the regional heat during the evening
    • presentations to long serving SDC members

    The judging panel of industry professionals are looking forward to seeing the student’s designs.

    Linda Hodgson– Linda Hodgson Design

    Elyzzabeth Beswick– Designer

    Sarah Jackson  –   Technical Development Engineer, Camira Fabrics Ltd

    A free buffet will be served from 6pm and the AGM will commence at 7pm.  For those not attending the AGM there will be a Colour Experience presentation.

    Stuart Wilkinson will then give a presentation entitled ‘A Dyer From Siddal’.
    The lecture traces the life of a remarkable Victorian man from Halifax, David Smith. From humble beginnings through his early years as a dyer to the publication of his three books on Dyeing and beyond. He was at the crossroads of the appearance of Synthetic Dyes and the start of the demise of Natural Dyes. His books are full of recipes and samples he dyed himself. He was a “Superstar” dyer of his day and went on to great things, he was an inventor, founded a wool processing empire, built a church and was influential in the local council.

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