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Kharis Leggate

Handweaver (Home is an Island) & Account Manager (J&S)

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWeaver - Account Manager - Textile Designer

Skills

  • Hand Weaving
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Photography
  • Ethical Design
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Practice-led Research

Work history

Currently

Designer, Handweaver & Owner

Home is an Island

Apr 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Currently

Wholesale Account Manager

Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Woolbrokers) Ltd

Jul 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2013

Social Care Worker

Shetland Islands Council

Jul 2007 - Dec 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Education

2015

BA(Hons) Contemporary Textiles

University of the Highlands & Islands

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • 2:1

2007

BA Contemporary Textiles

University of the Highlands & Islands

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
  • United Kingdom

Awards

2015

My Country Business Awards - Emerging Talent using British Wool

Country Homes & Interiors Magazine

  • Won for my graduate collection of handwoven cushions and blanket designs using Shetland wool. www.homeisanisland.co.uk/press/