A YOUNG North Yorkshire fabric designer has been shortlisted for a prize in a national magazine.

Georgia Wilkinson, who runs the Pilmoor-based Georgia Wilkinson Design, is in line to win the Interiors category of the Country Homes & Interiors My Country Business Awards.

Miss 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: “I am especially pleased about the recognition. It is satisfying, but also humbling, for my work to be appreciated by my peers.

“This short-listing comes in the wake of my success in Stylist Magazine’s Supporting Women In Making competition last year, when I made it through to the finals, so this double has given me confidence and pride in my designs.”

“I’ve got my fingers crossed. It can be quite lonely working away by oneself, so this recognition has come as a great boost, especially as it follows the launch of my new range of placemats and coasters."