More exciting news came this week, this time from Rowan. I came second in their 2013 design competition the theme being to design a garment/accessory in their lovely yarns inspired by the Great Gatsby film. I was lucky to be able to visit the Willis Museum in Basingstoke as part of my research where they were displaying Hampshire County Council’s collection of 1920s dresses. This resulted in my take on the brief being a modular design incorporating a bit of sparkle (in the 1920s dresses there were plenty of beads adding to the glitz). The overall winner was Sigita Burskyte-Oliver with a lovely tunic knitted using Rowan Fine Lace and Kidsilk Haze.