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Apparel Design & Production student recognized for alpaca fiber design

Friday, October 27, 2006

MANHATTAN -- An apparel design and production student from Kansas State University recently received an award for her exemplary fashion design using alpaca fibers.

Leeann Armstrong, senior from Topeka, was awarded a $500 scholarship for her third-place submission in the Fiber to Fashion design competition.

The scholarship is funded by the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association and includes a sponsored trip with other winners in November for the national association conference in Reno, Nev.

"I was very excited to receive the award and I am honored to have been chosen for this experience," Armstrong said.

Designs were judged on how well each designer interpreted the overall theme of "Alpaca -- Coloring Our World." Students were to use alpaca fiber in a dynamic, exciting and dramatic way.

This article was posted on Friday, October 27, 2006, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.