Lesley Illingworth             Textile Artist

   BA Hons, Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen



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Hand Embroidery Gallery

Gallery Two

Gallery Three

Gold Work

Tate Modern

Story Telling Coat

Degree work

Haberdashery Quilt

Raised Work Doll

Degree Student teaching




Crochet baskets

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Lesley is a Fine Art Textile Artist specializing in Embroidery. She has a BA(Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors and Textile Art.The Royal School of Needleworks Friends Best Final Project 2015 and The Pershore Prize for personal development award 2015. Her main interests are Interiors and Textile art. However she has experience of working of working on E Tautz A/W14 and Nicholas Oakwell GREAT great dress 2015.  Lesley is multi talented and enjoys all aspects of creativity. She  sings, dances, writes , is a poet, paints, draws, spins, weaves, knits and crochets. Lesley is very interested in the creative process and how it can be developed especially around art, craft, ecology, music and dance. She enjoys teaching and facilitating groups and individuals of all ages providing a encouraging and enthusiastic environement. Recently running workshops at The National Gallery, V&A and Tate Britain, Teaching of embroidery to degree students of all genres now undertaken to enhance tactile skills. See contact page. Lesley holds a City and Guilds Further Education Teaching Certificate and is experienced within a wide range of settings and age groups.

Lesley interpersonal skills include relationship building and management. She can relate well to others. She has have team-working skills and is diversity sensitive and enjoy working in a multicultural environment . She thinks critically and creatively and am good at problem solving, formulating a vision and reaching a resolution.