Dress & Jacket in silk & cotton jacquard

1975-6 Took Art Foundation Course, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Pittville Campus, Cheltenham

1976-9 BA(Hons) Fashion and Textiles (awarded 2:1)

1980 January-October- Trainee Designer, Lerose Ltd, Henrietta Street, Birmingham

November 1980 – November 1982 worked as Freelance Designer/Pattern cutter/sample machinist for The Corner Shop, Newent, Glos. Family-run shop specialising in Liberty fabrics

Became Self-employed February 1981, building up local client base

November 1982-May 1983 Sessional Technical Skills Tutor, Fashion Department, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design

October 1984-April 1987 worked as Freelance Designer/Pattern Cutter/Sample Machinist for "Chanticleer" shop and small manufacturer, Imperial Square, Cheltenham.

August 1987 moved to Hardwick, Cambridgeshire, building up a new client base

August 1993 moved to Hook, Hampshire, building up local client base

1995/1996 City and Guilds Further and Adult Education teaching Certificate, Basingstoke College

1999-2002 Higher National Certificate in Garden Design, Sparsholt College, Hampshire

2005 and 2006 invited by Skillfast, then the UK fashion industry's Skills Council, to be a judge for the industry's "Can-U-Cut-It?" competitions for young students.

May 2006 awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education from the University of Portsmouth.

Autumn 2006 undertook a course at the prestigious College of Fashion at London's Central Saint Martins, and awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Innovative Pattern Cutting- the only course of its kind in the country.

2007-2008 worked for the University College for the Creative Arts at Epsom, as a Sessional Tutor, supporting design and technical skills at Degree level.

I continue to enjoy individual client-based work.

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