Pattern Cutting Tutor
May 31, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Location: Perfect Patterns
Dawn has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry including running her own design company, Cocky’s Shed, with 2 print designers. She has worked as a Design Consultant; Presenter and schools resources developer for EMTEX education projects, including founding the Designer Forum in Nottingham with Jayn Sterland; As a Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; Course presenter for DATA, Key Stage Developments(KSD), SFE and other course providers. She started the Textiles Skills Academy giving support and training programmes for secondary school textiles teachers in 2015, together with the Textile Teachers Centre Facebook group which has nearly 3000 members to date.
Dawn was a co-founder and Director at Liv.co.uk which developed the first fully certified Fairtrade and SA/GOTS Organic cotton knitwear collection in 2010. She continues to work as a consultant designing, buying and sourcing ethical and organic products for various brands including Lush. Dawn also launched her own knitwear label, Foxology in August 2017.