Hereford College of Arts, Short Course Tutor and Visiting Lecturer
September 2015 - Present
Running the Sewing Bee and Introduction to Embroidery short courses, whilst running embellishment workshops for BA Textile Design students.
Sewing World Magazine, Contributor
June 2015 - Present
Previously producing a monthly Hand Embroidery Masterclass and now creating occasional needlework projects.
Embroiderers' Guild, Visiting Lecturer and Tutor
April 2015 - Present
As the former Embroiderers' Guild Scholar, I now give talks and run workshops to groups around the country.
Harriet Frances Stiles Embroidery and Jewellery Design, Owner
June 2014 - Present
Running my own practice, designing and making hand embroidery and adornments.
Royal School of Needlework, Freelance Embroiderer
Oct 2013 - Present
One of several project managers for commissions from Nicholas Oakwell Couture, The Great Great Dress and E.Tautz.
Monsoon Accessorize, Sales Assistant
February 2015 - August 2016
Based in the Hereford branch, with opportunities to work elsewhere, due to an interest in visual merchandising and the opening of new stores.
Creative Breaks, Member
November 2015 - August 2016
Advertising courses with this Herefordshire arts and crafts workshop cooperative.
Hand and Lock, Freelance Embroiderer
May 13- July 2014
Embroidering in their London showroom - monogramming, Goldwork and tambour beading. Commissions included Mary Katranzou AW14 collection.
Giles Deacon, Embroidery Work Placement
Embroidering the SS14 collection alongside designers and interns, then working backstage at the London Fashion Week catwalk.
Jasper Conran, Freelance Embroiderer
Embroidering the AW13 collection from the West London studio.
Akong London, Jewellery Production Assistant
Working from the London studio on their statement signature pieces.
Royal School of Needlework, Day Class Assistant
March 2012 - October 2012
Assisting the tutor to organise the running of the day.
(References available upon request)
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
With the intention of broadening my horizons as an embroiderer, this teaching qualification enables me to run workshops and offer specialist tutoring.
Royal School of Needlework
September 2011 - May 2014
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU
I achieved a BA (Hons) First Class in Hand Embroidery. The emphasis of this design-based course was to express the traditional needlework in a very unconventional, explorative manner for fashion, textiles and interiors.
Deborah King Jewellery
August 2013 - Present
Yoke Farm, Herefordshire, HR6 OJZ
I have been working with a local Herefordshire silversmith to develop my jewellery making techniques, in particular silversmithing.