Fundraising with Scarlett Worth!
We were really impressed by the work of UAL Extended Diploma in Textiles & Surface Design student Scarlet Worth who has put her own experiences at the heart of her work to help others and fundraise money for charity Beat Eating Disorders.
Her FMP explored the subject of eating disorders and allowed her to reflect on her recovery from anorexia through her printed textile work, “My final piece is based on recovery from anorexia. I’ve struggled with anorexia for years and can finally say that I no longer do, so feel like I can use my experience to help others! It’s all about the reminders you tell yourself everyday to keep going, because recovery doesn’t just take a day. It takes weeks, months , years and you always want to crawl back to anorexia but you can’t because if you give anorexia an inch, it will take a mile.”
The work also has an element of fund raising to it too, Scarl has helped to raise money for the charity that helped her with her recovery: “I wanted to raise money for The Beat Eating disorder charity, as that charity helped saved me and my family when I was going through it. I decided to bake for it and just welcome any donation, to raise as much money as I could and I also set up a Just Giving page to help raise from those who could not attend the show.
Head of Textiles and Fashion at the School Caroline Forknall commented, “Scarl has progressed exceptionally well during her first year on the course, not only in regards to her work which has developed and evolved throughout her creative journey so far, but also her personal journey also. She has grown so much these past few months and become a lively, funny and extremely dedicated and hardworking student… we are looking forward to see what she can do in second year!”
When asked what was special about The Northern School of Art Scarl attributed the schools positive impact on her recovery “The Northern School of Art is really one of the main reasons towards my recovery. It helped me to see the light in the darkest of times, and helped me to find my sparkle that I lost due to anorexia. The staff made me feel so welcome there, and understood the struggles I had and helped to work around them with me. It has been the best year so far and I can’t wait for second year!”
A huge congratulations to Scarlett for her recovery and hard work! You can see more of Scarletts work on her instagram @scarlettworthhh to keep up to date with her baking visit @scarls._bakes to find out more about the charity Beat Eating Disorder you can visit @beatedsupport.
To find out more about the support available within the school for those suffering with any issues such as an eating disorder you can find out more here.