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

September 2013

Embroidering the SS14 collection alongside designers and interns, then working backstage at the London Fashion Week catwalk.

Jasper Conran, Freelance Embroiderer

February 2013

Embroidering the AW13 collection from the West London studio.

Akong London, Jewellery Production Assistant

January 2013

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

January 2015

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.








The DKP Gallery Award, November 2016

Cockpit Arts Creative Careers Award, September 2016

The Worshipful Company of Girdlers Golden Medallion, May 2016

Arts & Crafts Design Award Certificate of Excellence 2015

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair New Exhibitor Award Winner, May 2015

Living Crafts Emerging Designer-Maker Finalist, May 2015

CDS Make Me a Ring Competition Winner, March 2015

The Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar of the Year 2014

The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers Best Final Project award and a bursary for two consecutive years.

The Worshipful Company of Broderers and the Royal School of Needlework Top BA Student award, May 2014

The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers Raised Work Embroidery award for two consecutive years

Madeira Student Sponsorship 2013-2014

Victoria Adams Bursary, September 2013