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Designer Georgia Wilkinson in line for £10k award
11:05am Monday 28th October 2013 in Business news
A YOUNG North Yorkshire fabric designer has been shortlisted for a prize of £10,000 in a national magazine.
Georgia Wilkinson runs Jorja Wilkinson Design, based in Pilmoor, between Easingwold and Thirsk.
Ms Wilkinson is now in line to pick up the cash award in the Supporting Women In Making competition run by Stylist magazine.
Ms Wilkinson, who set up her fabric design company in 2009, and who uses a colourful 1930s cricket pavilion as her studio, office and workshop, is “absolutely delighted” by the news.
She said: “While the £10,000 would come in extremely handy, I am especially pleased about the recognition. It is wonderful for my work to be appreciated by my peers.
Having been educated at Queen Mary’s School, near Thirsk, and Bootham School in York, Ms Wilkinson studied Contemporary Crafts at Manchester Metropolitan University and Surface Pattern Design at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.
She then worked for the studio of the IVO Textiles printing factory in London, before setting up on her own.
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