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eleanor izzard

Textile designer/ hand crafter

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About me

I am a recently graduated Textile Design student with a keen interest in hand craft. I am very organised with a considered approach to all tasks and a commitment to producing high quality work. Whilst at university I worked on live briefs from Hallmark and the interiors company Woodhouse and Law. These taught me about working to industry time frames and working to specific requirements that may be out of my own comfort zone. I was fortunate to exhibit my final university collection at New Designers 2017, and undertake work experience with innovative textile companies, Fay McCaul, Selvedge Magazine and Sew Over It, which fueled my interest to pursue a career in this field. My work can be viewed on instagram at:


  • Hand Sewing
  • Hand Knitting
  • Crochet/macrame/embroidery
  • Jewellery Making
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Illustration
  • Irish Machine
  • Machine Sewing
  • Dubied Knitting
  • Painting

Work history


Workshop Leader

Selvedge Magazine

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
  • Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH, UK
  • Internship
  • I ran a craft workshop at Selvedge's Spring Fair instructing people how to create hand sewn fabric peonies. This was a stall run by Selvedge themselves as a complimentary activity to the attendants.


Work Experience

Fay McCaul

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I undertook work experience with the textile artist and designer Fay McCaul to help her with creating a collection for Decorex 2016 and commissioned pieces for customers. I helped in all areas, from construction of large scale work to material preparation.


Sales Assistant


Oct 2013 - Sep 2016
  • Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sales assistant with roles including: counter trained for food services, checkouts and click & collect


Sales Assistant

Save the Children UK

Jul 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was a volunteer sales assistant at a Save The Children charity shop where I helped with sorting donations, arranging stock and working the till. I was also chosen to design the window displays as my creative flare was seen by a manger.


Work Experience

Sew Over It

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Clapham High St, London SW4, UK
  • Full Time
  • A work experience placement at a sewing cafe where I undertook roles in preparing workshop equipment, sewing kits to purchase, and sewing decorations and sample products for the shop.



BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors

Bath School of Art and Design

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Bath School of Art and Design is part of Bath Spa University, where I have recently finished my degree, in which i gained a 2.1


Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Cambridge Regional College

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • I completed my Foundation Diploma with the grade Distinction, specialising in fashion and textiles.


A Level

Newport Free Grammar School Sixth Form

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Newport, Saffron Walden CB11, UK
  • My A Level grades are: Art A English Language A Latin C



Newport Free Grammar School

Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
  • Newport, Saffron Walden CB11, UK
  • In my GCSE's I gained: 2 A*'s 8 A's 1 B