I am a textile designer, focusing on the combination of both hand and machine embroidered textiles. Material exploration is an important part of my practice. 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.
I obtained my Postgraduate at the Royal College of Art, studying textiles, specialising in Mixed-Media and graduating in 2017. During my time in education I was supported by the Edward Sharp award, The Eaton Fund and the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers. I was also selected as one of twenty groups and individuals from the Royal College of Art students and alumni to attend Innovation RCA. The launchpad course helps transform compelling ideas into successful businesses and to strengthen the culture of design innovation and entrepreneurialism.
I am currently developing made-to-order accessories, bespoke commissions for private clients, and freelance for couture and high-end fashion designers. I have also created embroidered textile swatches, selling directly to companies internationally. I am based in Cockpit Arts Incubator in London, after winning the Radcliffe Craft Development Award 2018. During my time there I have designed a new line of embroidered luxury accessories and hope to expand it in the near future. I am also a visiting Tutor at Loughborough University for First and Second year Students, studying the Textiles Course. I currently stock my products at Open Studios in Cockpit Arts, Messums Wiltshire, online in the U.S. and on my website. Paypal and Stripe payments are accepted.
Royal College of Art, Distinction: Dissertation, Postgraduate, Textiles, 2017
Loughborough University, First Class, BA (Hons), Textiles, 2015
Central Saint Martins, Merit, Foundation, Textiles, 2011
Visiting Tutor, Loughborough University, 2018-Present
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
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
Cockpit Arts, Radcliffe Craft Development Award 2018
The Eaton Fund, 2017
Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, 2017
Innovation RCA, 2017
Shortlisted for New Designer of the Year, 2015
Edward Sharp Award, 2015