Laura Mason's Profile

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I have always had a strong love affair for art and design, and in particular textiles. I received my formal training for traditional hand embroidery during a three year apprenticeship with the Royal School of Needlework. There, I was taught over sixty different embroidery techniques and styles, including textile restoration. I graduated in 2005, with not only a diploma but with an Award from the Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers for a goldwork project undertaken in my second year.

Since graduating I have gained valuable work experience at Philip Treacy’s London Studio, Lulu Guinness head office. I have also had the privilege to undertake several private commissions and have also worked alongside a freelance film and TV costumier on various projects, private clients, stage and screen.

Today I make and design unique pieces whilst…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 24
  • Joined January 25, 2006

Favorite materials

linen, cotton, threads, buttons

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About

I have always had a strong love affair for art and design, and in particular textiles. I received my formal training for traditional hand embroidery during a three year apprenticeship with the Royal School of Needlework. There, I was taught over sixty different embroidery techniques and styles, including textile restoration. I graduated in 2005, with not only a diploma but with an Award from the Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers for a goldwork project undertaken in my second year.

Since graduating I have gained valuable work experience at Philip Treacy’s London Studio, Lulu Guinness head office. I have also had the privilege to undertake several private commissions and have also worked alongside a freelance film and TV costumier on various projects, private clients, stage and screen.

Today I make and design unique pieces whilst continuing to develop and expand upon skills gained from my time at the Royal School of Needlework. Recently I have moved into creating pieces in collaboration with other artists.
 
Inspirations: Nature, tea, fabric and my own imagination.

--- Press ---
+ Summer Issue '12 of UK Handmade Magazine - 'Regal Clock'
+ Cross Stitcher Magazine Gone Surfing - January '11 (Issue 234)
+ Cross Stitcher Magazine online Blog - June 30th '10
+ Summer Issue '10 of UK Handmade Magazine - Clock page 43
+ Spring Issue '10 of UK Handmade Magazine Interview page 54-57
+ Mini Button Needlecases - Sew Hip Feb '10 Issue 14
+ I love tea coaster - Quick & Crafty March '09.

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