Edna Thearle

Edna is a designer maker with a life-long passion for all forms of creative textiles.


She holds the City and Guilds Fashion, Hand, Machine Embroidery, and Teaching Certificates for Adult Education, and Certificate in Stitched Textiles. Her stitched textiles incorporate hand-dyed, screen printed and recycled fabrics that are manipulated and embellished with hand and machine embroidery.


She obtained a BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion and Interiors (Print and Weave), specializing in Weave. Her textural, hand woven accessories are characterised by mixing natural and dyed yarns inspired by Japanese Shibori and indigo tie-dyeing techniques.


She has found Inspiration for design in architecture, the natural environment, and having achieved an MA in Art History (from 1848) and Curating, researches new opportunities for design.

Gold appliqued evening bag embellished with hand embroidery and beads
Gold appliqued evening bag embellished with hand embroidery and beads
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Indigo dyed vintage lace cover and book
Indigo dyed vintage lace cover and book
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Green, machine embroidered trinket box embellished with beads
Green, machine embroidered trinket box embellished with beads
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Mirror with velour fabric, gold printed motif embellished with beads
Mirror with velour fabric, gold printed motif embellished with beads
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