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Student wins Brother Designstars Craft section

Last term, Year 10 Materials Technology students entered the annual Brother Designstars Craft competition, which gives young, budding fashion designers and creative artists a chance to showcase their talent and creativity to the nation.

Their brief was to design a tablet cover using ‘Identity’ as the theme.

Emily Crosse won the Year 10-13 Craft section, which was an awesome achievement. Emily and her mother flew to Auckland for the presentation during the September holidays and met the finalists from the other three sections.

Emily Crosse

Emily Crosse with her design and award.

Emily’s entry was called, “Eyes are windows to the soul” and featured an eye shape with a flower design in the middle as the iris.

Emily says the eye is a great representation of someone’s identity because it can show a whole personality.

“I used lots of colour in the flower design to represent my bright personality. The tablet cover was simple and sophisticated.”
She says the trip to Auckland was educational and fun.

“I learnt a lot about the design business. It was an incredible experience that will definitely play a role in my career choice. I would definitely recommend students enter next year’s competition. The trip was great, we had a fun time and I especially enjoyed going to the Trelise Cooper workshop.”

Trelise showroom
Brother International (NZ) Marketing Manager and Awards judge, Emma Crossett, says, “we were overwhelmed by the high calibre of this year’s entries and impressed with every one of our very talented winners and finalists”.

All four winners received a Brother NX400 Sewing Machine, $100 Spotlight voucher, return flights to Auckland to take part in a professional photoshoot with Stephen Tilley, a Trelise Cooper workroom tour with judge Kayla Jurlina and a meet and greet with The Edge radio stars Marty and Steph.

Mrs Pam Knight, HoD Technology