Hannah Brew

Textile Design, BA (Hons)

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About me

I am passionate about embroidery embellishment and the decorative surface elements that it offers. I enjoy the slow process of beading that gives time for reflection in addition to the endless combinations of textures and colours that can be applied.

My love of surface pattern design has led me to be shortlisted for the Rapture and Wright homeware competition and I-Dott wallpaper competitions. I am showcasing my portfolio at Graduate Fashion Week and have been nominated to enter the Zandra Rhodes Fashion Textiles Award.

During my studies I have been involved in running community textile projects involving mental health charities, this is involved fund raising and developing my teaching of textile skills. After graduation I would like to explore my creative potential further through studying for a Masters degree or develop a professional career as an embroidery/surface pattern designer.

My project explores how our perception of hidden dangers has changed since the global pandemic. I wanted to explore this which led to my discovery of beautiful sea slugs. These creatures of vibrant features and patterns are used to fatally lure and trick other creatures. I've experimented with different drawing processes to embody this by discovering how combinations of sequins and beads move differently. The movement of the embellishment of the worn garment replicates the sea slugs movement in order to possess others. The beading of the samples and garments has taken hundreds of hours to perfect this craft-based technique.

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  • Short Listed For Rapture and Wright Competition
  • Short Listed for I-Dott Competition

Collaged Sample

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A Sea Slug 3D sample with added embellishment to highlight the slugs unique characteristics.

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Final ball gown

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I used my previous mark making pattern as a base fabric through digital printing and then detail embellished this on top.

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Hand Embroidered Ball Gown

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Digitally printed fabric form my collages made and then machine embroidered to create a textures quilted sample.

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I created a lot of mini samples using various techniques such as laser cutting my own sequins

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Velvet sample digitally printed and then embellished into using hand embroidery of sequins and beads. I wanted this piece to be detailed, colourfully bold and contain beads of different heights to created a varied effect.

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Collaged Sea Slugs

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Close up hand embellishment of my ball gown

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Keywords: Embroidery, Surface Pattern, Embellishment, Fashion, Textiles, Digital, Pattern, Colour, Texture, Beads, Sequins, Stitch, Dress, Mark Making, Mixed Media, Drawing, Fabric, Printing, Collage, Painting, Quilting, Framed, Garment, Samples, 3D, Movement, Poisons, Possessing, Danger