This weekend, in the blustery corner of the world called Kent, OH, Coats & Clark will sponsor the second annual Project Runway type Design Challenge at the Kent State Univeristy Shannon Rodgers & Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design. Initiated by Coats & Clark, the scholarship program brings the world of sewing and the pressures of “Make It Work” to Sophomore, Junior and Senior design students. They will have a weekend to design and sew a garment based on certain criteria. Last year, nearly 30 students put their creativity to the test.

Nashua Handknits is sponsoring a knitwear challenge in conjunction with the sewing opportunity.
Ultimately, the grand prize winner goes home with a $1,500 scholarship courtesy of Coats & Clark.
“This competition gives the students experience in performing their best under pressure as well as the opportunity to gain valuable professional exposure and resume-building experiences,” says Dr. Sherry Schofield-Tomschin, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.
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