G i r d l e r s ' M e d a l l i o n

Girdlers' Prizegiving

Harriet is thrilled to announce that she has been awarded a Girdlers' Medallion by The Worshipful Company of Girdlers'. Nominated by the Royal School of Needlework for the 'development of her business since leaving the course two years ago', Harriet attended the Prizegiving evening at their Hall in the City of London where she was presented with her golden medallion. These are given to individuals in recognition of their talents and endeavours.

 

 

 

 

T u t o r / H E R E F O R D C O L L E G E O F A R T S

Hereford College of Arts, Who's Who, Harriet Frances Stiles

Harriet has had confirmation that she will be running the Wanna Bee a Sewing Bee short course starting this week for ten weeks. This course is an introduction to sewing, and students will be introduced to using a sewing machine, information about hems and seams, and a chance to make lots of things including a bag, phone case, bunting and of course try out hand embroidery and embellishment techniques. 

C o n t r i b u t o r / S E W I N G W O R L D M A G A Z I N E

Having met at the ICHF Fashion ,Embroidery and Stitch Show in March, I have been working with Sewing World Magazine and am now a contributor to their magazine each month with a Hand Embroidery Masterclass, lasting for 6 issues. I focus on a particular stitch in each issue, from chain stitch to french knots, with detailed step instructions, historical references, materials and preparation and a guide to creating your own crewel work sampler.

Sewing World, October 2015 Issue

I N T E R V I E W / T h e F u n k F i l e s : E m b r o i d e r y F r o n t i e r s

A few weeks ago I was asked to do an interview through Mr X Stitch, with Jen from The Funk Files. Follow the link below to learn all about my life as an embroiderer- how I started, what my influences are, my studies at the Royal School of Needlework and what my hopes for the future are! This was quite interesting to spend time reflecting of my journey so far. 

Source: http://www.mrxstitch.com/the-funk-files-em...

E M E R G I N G D E S I G N E R - M A K E R F I N A L I S T 2 0 1 5 / L i v i n g C r a f t s

I was delighted to be selected as one of twelve Emerging Designer-Maker Finalists and have the opportunity to exhibit as Living Crafts, Hatfield House at the start of May, alongside some incredibly talented artisans. It was a great week and one of my favourite exhibitions so far- I intend to return next year! We also made it into the May June issue of Craft & Design magazine with a lovely article. 

 

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The Knitting and Stitching Shows, London & Harrogate October-November 14

The last couple of months have been rather busy, but so much fun having exhibited at both London and Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Shows. I have met the most interesting people and sold numerous pieces to happy customers, which is always a bonus. I was exhibiting alongside Caroline Bell as the Embroiderers' Guild Scholars, within the Graduate Showcase and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with this extremely talented group and hope to stay in touch with them all. I always find the diversity of work produced amazing having originated from such a specialised skill as embroidery. I feel enthused and inspired to develop my collections further and am now in the process of finishing all commissions, creating a mailing list to keep in touch with you all that had interest in my work and developing my Etsy shop, to make the work on show at the exhibition available to purchase online. 

Becoming a Tutor...

Looking to broaden my horizons within the embroidery world, I am currently working towards a Level 3 award in Education and Training, previously known as a PTTLs. After squeezing a 10 week course into an intense 5 days last week, I now have to complete  a series of assignments before I am able to teach students of 16+, with my main aim to supplement my practice with tutoring.