Thursday, 25 November 2010

Border Telegraph

Published: Tuesday, 2nd November, 2010 9:30am

Appeal after £500 top stolen from museum

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A FORMER fashion student from the Borders has revealed she has been left devastated after a handmade top she designed was stolen from an exhibition in Hawick.

Roisin McAtamney, who has just recently graduated from Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels with a BA Hons in Design for Textiles, had loaned the garment, which is valued at £500, to the Borders Textiles Towerhouse to display.

She explained she spent hours designing the top which was knitted using expensive yarn and had hoped to sell it to a company for reproduction to help launch a career in the fashion industry.

However, last week, she received a distressing email from the museum which revealed the hand knitted top had been stolen.

This week Roisin appealed to the public for help in locating her top and offered a reward for its safe return.

Anyone with information should contact their local police station - Galashiels: 01896 752222.

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