Double success for Textiles alumna

Jodie Barnacle Best joins the advisory board of Craft Scotland and publishes article about her Textile Society Student Award.

Date: 5 February 2021

Jodie Barnacle Best, a 2020 graduate of Textiles BA at the School of Art, Architecture and Design has been appointed to the advisory group for Craft Scotland, the national development agency supporting makers and championing craft and its contribution to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social well-being. The independent advisory group are practising makers who review Craft Scotland’s programme and plans at a twice-yearly meeting with the Director and a Board representative to ensure makers inform the agency’s work and thinking.

Prior to her Craft Scotland success, in spring last year Josie was one of the recipients of the 2020 Textile Society Student Award, resulting in a bursary to aid her undergraduate final major project Hold Space for Me. Following this, in Autumn 2020 she was asked to report back on her progress and the completion of her project, how she had used the funding and her experiences of creativity during lockdown. This short report, along with images of her final major project were published in the 47th volume of Text, the Textile Society’s journal, in December 2020. Jodie’s article won’t be available to non-members of the Textile Society until December 2021 when past issues of Text are made available for public view.

Jodie Barnacle-Best is an award-winning First Class (with Honours) textile design graduate specialising in knitwear. She is currently completing her Masters in Fashion and Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art.

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