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Alex is an embroidery designer, who has recently graduated from the Royal School of Needlework, with a BA (Hons) in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art. She has a passion for creating pattern through colour and texture by the updating and reinventing of traditional embroidery skills with the exploration of unconventional materials. Her creative flare is defined by pushing creative boundaries through sculptural, wearable art for fashion and costume. 

Relevant Experience

2018

2018

2017-2018

2017

Cathryn Avison: Embroidery Designer

- Goldwork Embroidery for upcoming film

Ralph and Russo

- Embroidery for Couture Autumn/ Winter 2018/2019

M Industry London

- Internship embroidering patches for their bags

Alexander McQueen 

-Stitching Embroidered Motifs onto Garments for their Autumn/ Winter 2017 Pre-Collection

2016

Zandra Rhodes

-Finishing of Garments for Private Customers

2016

Game of Thrones

- Large Installation Making the Release of Season 5 on DVD and Season 6. Worked on the 3D Construction of the Whitewalker, Explored a Variety of Multimedia Textiles and Surface Decoration

2016

Hussein Chalayan

-Stitching Swarovski Crystals onto Garments for Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

Exhibitions 

Group

2018

2018

2017

2017

New Designers, Business Design Centre

- Final Major Project and Portfolio Displayed as Part of the RSN Stand

RSN Degree Show, Hampton Court Palace

- Final Major Project and Portfolio Displayed

Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, Harrogate and Ireland

-Off the Surface Collar Displayed as Part of the RSN Stand

Off the Surface, Devon of Guild Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey

-Collars, Sample Boards and Sketchbook

2016

Knitting & Stitching Show, Kensington Olympia, London

- Canvas and Crewelwork Embroidery Frames Displayed as Part of the Mr X Stitch Stand

Awards/Grants/Competitions

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

'Best Metal Thread Embroidery' awarded by the RSN, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers 

'Dissertation Award' awarded by the RSN sponsored by The Arts Society (Greater London)

Janet Churm Bursary

'Best Technical Stitch' awarded by the RSN sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers

Selected for the final 16 of the London heats, Society of Colourist and Dyers competition

National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) bursary

'Most Promising First Year' awarded by the RSN, sponsored by friends of the RSN 

Skills

Hand Embroidery

- Advanced Goldwork

- Silk Shading

-Crewelwork

-Blackwork

-Canvaswork

-Whitework

-Stumpwork

-Mounting Embroidery

Digital

-Photoshop Elements

-Wacom Tablet

Machine Embroidery

-Free Machine Embroidery

-Sewing Machine 

Education & Professional Training 

2015-2018

Royal School of Needlework

- BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

2008-2015

Cockermouth School

-A levels: A in Maths and Chemistry, B in Art

- AS levels: A in Maths and Chemistry, B in Art and Geography

- GCSEs: 4 A*s, 7As, 1B and 2 Distinctions 

2013-2014

2013

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts)

-Grade 5 and 4: Distinction in Solo Acting 

Central Saint Martins

- Short Course in Fashion Design 

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Alex Standring 

Bespoke Hand Embroidery

Costume & Fashion

London 

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