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LONDON TRIP 2012

LONDON  FBRIC  BUYING  AND  RESEARCH  TRIP
MONDAY  6TH - FRIDAY  10TH  FEB  20112
OPTION  TO  TRAVEL  FROM  FRIDAY  3RD
CLASSES  RESUME  MONDAY  13TH
3RD  AND  4TH  YEAR  TUTORIALS  WILL  BE  HELD  NEAR  THE  GENERATOR  HOSTEL  ON  TUES / WED/ THURS / FRI  MORNINGS
SCHEDULE  TO  FOLLOW
2ND  YEARS  WILL  MEET  MICHELLE  AT  THE  HOSTEL  EACH  MORNING

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37  TAVISTOCK  PLACE  RUSSELL  SQUARE
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Award winning LSAD graduate designer contemporises Irish traditions

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Waterford native, Claire O'Sullivan, graduated from LSAD in Fashion this week, was awarded the IACI Muriel Gahan Scholarship RDS prize €1,000. Also at the recent RDS National Craft Competition she was awarded the RDS Graduate Prize 2011 €1,500 and 1st Prize in Knitting & Crochet.
Originally from Ballygunner she now lives in An Rinn, Co. Waterford. Moving to the Gealtacht has given Claire a huge insight into a dwindling culture of Irish speakers and traditional crafts people. Here she found inspiration to pursue Irish traditions and crafts women of the older generation who have passed on their knowledge and traditional skills to her and bring them forward keeping them alive. The winning piece titled "Exodus" is inspired by emigration and the Exodus of Irish Craft. The yarn sponsored by 'Donegal Yarns' and KNOLL is 100% undyed pure new wool, which is naturally eco-friendly. This comes from KNOLLS 'Ecology' range; the yarn is spun in Donegal …