Marilyn Hughes, who completed her City & Guilds Diploma in Feltmaking with ArtyBird Carnforth School for Art & Textiles, has been awarded a Medal for Excellence by City & Guilds.
IFA member Kate Horner is Marilyn's tutor and says "This is a real achievement. We are only allowed to nominate one student per year in a subject area. Marilyn was included in the Constructed Textile category so she was alongside other disciplines. There is only one medal for this area in the whole country so it is a huge honour. Marilyn’s work is delightful. She combines her passions for embroidery and fashion into her felt. A gallery of her work can be seen at www.artybirdcarnforth.co.uk."
Marilyn, who lives in Kendal, is going to be put forward for the People’s Award, which will go onto the City & Guilds website next month. We would ask you to get behind her and vote. We will find out on June 6th whether or not she has been successful when we go to London for the Lion Awards.