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Elena Thornton

Embroidery Designer/Maker

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About me

Freelance creative Hand Embroiderer with a focus on body adornment. Currently studying at the Royal School of Needlework

Skills

  • Hand Embroidery
  • Hand Embellishing

Work history

2017

Fashion Student

Alexander McQueen

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Applying appliqué and beads for Alexander McQueen's Pre AW Collection

2016

Fashion Student

Zandra Rhodes

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Beading gowns ready for the launch of Zandra Rhodes latest collection.

2016

Artist

Burberry

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Manette St, London W1D, UK
  • Freelance
  • Onsite live embroidery demonstration for Burberry's Makers House Exhibition.

2016

Fashion Student

Alexander McQueen

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Applying beads and appliqué to garments for the AW16 collection

2016

Fashion Student

Hussein Chalayan

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Making hand braided earrings with Swarovski Crystals

2015

Fashion Student

Netflix

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Elstree and Borehamwood, UK
  • Freelance
  • Helping with the creation of a replica of the Queens Wedding dress for the production of 'The Crown'.

2015

Fashion Student

Nicholas Oakwell

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
  • 12a, Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
  • Freelance
  • Applying feathers to a couture gown for 'The Great' exhibition

Education

Currently

Sep 2014
  • 12a, Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
  • Currently in my final year at The Royal School of Needlework studying for my degree in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors and Textile Art

Awards

2016

Award of Excellence for Raisedwork

The Royal School of Needlework

2016

The COATS Foundation Bursary

The Royal School of Needlework

2016

Silver Course Representative Award

University for the Creative Arts

2015

The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers Bursary

The Royal School of Needlework

2014

J Mylam Gittins Award

Strodes College

  • For Art and Design

2014

Victoria Adams Bursary

The Royal School of Needlework