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Joanna graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2006, but from an early age showed a passion for designing stunning gowns. This culminated in producing various pieces of work with a bridal theme during her final year of study. One of these designs was featured in Bridal Buyer magazine, while others formed part of her distinctive final collection which was publically displayed by the university.



Much of Joanna's inspiration comes from historical costume which provides an endless source of styles, silhouettes and details to be developped into unique and beautiful modern bridal wear. She particularly prefers to let the beauty of the fabrics work together, only embellishing where necessary for best effect.

Joanna can also produce striking and individual headpieces handcrafted using real…

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  • Joined November 25, 2008

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Silks, satins, eyelets, ribbon lacing, Silver and gold, crystals and pearls, coutil, damask, taffeta, dupion, tulle, lace

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About

Joanna graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2006, but from an early age showed a passion for designing stunning gowns. This culminated in producing various pieces of work with a bridal theme during her final year of study. One of these designs was featured in Bridal Buyer magazine, while others formed part of her distinctive final collection which was publically displayed by the university.



Much of Joanna's inspiration comes from historical costume which provides an endless source of styles, silhouettes and details to be developped into unique and beautiful modern bridal wear. She particularly prefers to let the beauty of the fabrics work together, only embellishing where necessary for best effect.

Joanna can also produce striking and individual headpieces handcrafted using real Swarovski along with beautiful veils to compliment your gown.

When she's not sewing Joanna loves camping with her husband and spending time with their three bunnies. They can often be seen at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, the Whitby Gothic festival and and are regular attendees of Steampunk festivals around the country. Joanna has showcased a collection at The Asylum Fashion Show for the last two years including one of her steampunk bridal gowns as the finale piece in 2012.

Joanna has just been awarded Best Individual Designer in the Steampunk Chronicle Awards 2014.

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