Alumna nominated for Product of 2020 in The Independent Awards 2020
Alumna & freelance hand embroiderer Hattie McGill (Merchants, 2007) has been nominated for The Independent Awards 2020 in the Products of 2020 category.
The Independent Awards 2020 have been created to showcase and recognise the very best creative small businesses across the UK. Spearheaded by Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, she is joined by small business supporters NatWest, Three, Dell, Royal Mail and Pinterest. These awards aim to shine a light on small independent businesses just when they need it most. The Products of 2020 category features businesses who have captured the mood of the nation, bringing the various challenges of the year to life with creativity.
Hattie has been nominated for her hand-embroidered badges that have raised a smile and added a bit of sparkle to a tough and confusing time for all. They are hand embroidered in the traditional technique of goldwork with a contemporary twist.
Having completed a foundation degree in art and textiles she went on to achieve a First Class Honours from The National School of Furniture. Following on from this, driven by her lifelong passion of embroidery and fine sewing she achieved a place at The Royal School of Needlework studying hand embroidery. Hattie has worked on several major internationally renowned embroidery projects. These have been for clients such as, Nicholas Oakwell for the GREAT British campaign, Liberty Arts Fabric for the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, Alexander McQueen and the Zurich Opera. Her work can also be found in Marvel’s film – Doctor Strange, Murder on the Orient Express, Mary Queen of Scots, The Favourite, Emma, Enola Holmes, and Mulan.