Spanish student Marta has success all wrapped up

Marta Axpe with her winning design at Abbotsford, near Tweedbank. Photo: Tom Finnie.
Marta Axpe with her winning design at Abbotsford, near Tweedbank. Photo: Tom Finnie.

A Spanish student has got it all wrapped up after winning a design competition.

Marta Axpe, a final-year textiles for design degree student at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, took top place in a contest run by the St Boswells-based Border Motor Group to produce an eye-catching wrap for a car to feature in a fashion show at Abbotsford, near Tweedbank.

Marta Axpe with her winning design, and wearing a matching scarf, at Abbotsford, near Tweedbank. Photo: Tom Finnie.

Marta Axpe with her winning design, and wearing a matching scarf, at Abbotsford, near Tweedbank. Photo: Tom Finnie.

She got to see her winning entry in use on a Toyota Aygo at Abbotsford last Friday.

The 37-year-old, originally from Madrid but based in Edinburgh for the last 10 years, said: “It was very exciting. I’ve had a great reaction from people since winning.

“I’m very happy about it.”

“It was very interesting to collaborate on such an opportunity.”

Marta designed the print for the car as part of her surface pattern portfolio for her degree exhibition.

She did prints for garments as her main project.