Hannah Mansfield is a freelance hand embroiderer. Within her work she specialises in the techniques of tambour beading and goldwork and is passionate about using these traditional techniques in a modern context. Hannah is best known for her range of goldwork bees and insects and three-dimensional goldwork flowers.
Hannah graduated in July 2016 with a degree in Textile Design. After graduating she worked as an intern for the fashion designer Joe Richards, which included work on his collaboration with John Smedley.
Hannah now creates bespoke embroidery for private individuals and companies. In 2017 Hannah entered the Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery and was awarded third prize in the fashion open category. In 2019 Hannah entered the Hand & Lock Prize again and was awarded first prize in the textile art open category. In 2020 Hannah was made a Trade Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers.
Hannah is an embroidery tutor for the Prince's Foundation Metiers d'Arts embroidery course at Highgrove Traditional Crafts and also teaches embroidery classes online and at various venues around the UK including at West Dean college of Arts and Conservation.
Hannah is based in the UK near Bristol and is available for commissions for companies or individuals. If you would like to discuss a project please use the email form on the contact page.