Abigail Frusher

Abigail Frusher

Textile ArtistDownham Market, United Kingdom
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Abigail Frusher

Abigail Frusher

Textile ArtistDownham Market, United Kingdom
About me
I am a practicing artist and work in a variety of mediums, specialising in hand embroidery. My inspiration stems from natural history. I am passionate about heritage crafts and bring them to a wider audeince through teaching workshops and community engagement.
  • The Way of Tea assistant
    The Way of Tea assistantI assisted The Way of Tea, a sustainable fashion brand through the summer of 2020. Focusing on reclaimed materials and natural dyes, the brand makes home wares and bespoke clothing. I assisted with a large private commission from start to finish, sourcing fabric, natural dyes, measuring, sewing and packing the final product. Time management and working with large quantities of handmade items, sewing machine skills and using my own initiative were key.
Projects credited in
  • Makers House Burberry
    Makers House BurberryLaunching their latest Show, in September 2016 Burberry opened Makers House space, presenting a huge range of British crafts and displaying the full AW 2016 runaway collection.  Being inspired by the brand, I was drawing the new season's clothes during a week, developing my life-drawing skill and fashion illustration's style. As the models, mostly I used characters from a world-famous videogame World of Final Fantasy by Square Enix, especially from a separate Final Fantasy 6 game. So, mixing fas
  • New Designers
    New DesignersSince its first event in 1985, New Designers has been the UK’s preeminent showcase for emerging talent across the design sector. It brings together more than 3,000 of the most promising graduate designers – the cream of the UK’s top creative courses. Returning to the Business Design Centre in London on 27 June to 7 July 2018, the show is a hotbed of trends, innovation and the ideas of tomorrow. It’s the must-see event for industry specialists and lay design aficionados alike, who flock to Isling
Work history
    Covid Safety PALeopard USA
    Nottingham, United KingdomFreelance
    Present member of small film crew. Sanitise each film location and keep a log of everyone staying safe. Pop up cleaning station for each site and making sure everyone keeps to the rules of covid. Photographing evidence to send to director.
    Fashion AssistantThe Way of Tea sustainable fashion
    Norwich, United KingdomInternship
    Assisting independent brand focusing on natural dyes, reclaimed fabric and being a sustainable business. Sewing products and making dye pots, making patterns and working with a range of fabrics. Sourcing materials and collaborating with the director for new ideas.
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  • Hand Embroidery
  • Textile Design
  • Textile art
  • Bespoke Textiles
  • Sampling
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Hand Drawing
  • Hand Sewing
  • Handmade Design
  • Hand Sketching
    BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile ArtUniversity of the Creative Arts
    12a Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
    learning the historical techniques of hand embroidery and pushing the boundaries of how this is used in modern context.