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ABOUT


Hannah is a textile designer, with a particular focus on a combination of both hand and machine embroidered textiles. Material exploration is an important part of her practice. As a result, every material is carefully considered using different weights and qualities with a variation of mediums to create a contrast. This hand-made quality, combined with the process of detailed embroidery techniques, draws inspiration from the landscape, environment and the members of the community.

Hannah graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017. During her time in education she has been supported by the Edward Sharp award, The Eaton Fund and the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers. 

Hannah is currently developing made-to-order accessories, bespoke commissions for private clients, and freelances for high-end fashion designers. She also creates embroidered textile swatches, selling directly to companies internationally. Hannah is based in Cockpit Arts Incubator in London, after winning the Radcliffe Craft Development Award 2018. During her time there she has designed a new line of embroidered luxury accessories and hopes to expand it in the near future.

Education

Royal College of Art, Distinction: Dissertation, Postgraduate degree, Textiles, 2017

Loughborough University, First Class, BA (Hons), Textiles, 2015 

Central Saint Martins, Merit, Foundation, Textiles, 2011

Experience

Freelance Embroidery Designer, London, 2017-Present

Freelance Embroidery Assistant, Alexander McQueen, London, 2017-Present

Freelance Embroidery Designer, Bombay Sapphire Gin, London, 2016

Styling Assistant, Mary-Anna Kearney, London, 2016  

Intern, Julien Macdonald, London, 2016

Paid Intern, Alexander McQueen, London, 2016

Freelance Print Designer, Label Lab, House of Fraser, London, 2015

Paid Intern, Diane Von Furstenberg, New York, 2014

Intern, Bay & Brown, London, 2014.

Intern, Tom Cody, London, 2013

Intern, Gather No Moss, London, 2012

Exhibitions

Open Studios, Cockpit Arts, London, 2018-Present

Jupiter Asset Management, Zig Zag Building, London, 2016

The Knitting and Stitching show, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, 2015

The Knitting and Stitching show, Alexandra Palace, London, 2015

New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2015

Awards

Cockpit Arts, Radcliffe Craft Development Award 2018

The Eaton Fund, 2017

Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, 2017

Shortlisted for New Designer of the Year, 2015

Edward Sharp Award, 2015