Talk - Jenny King - Insights into the Jenny King Embroidery studio


Hand & Lock

SKU: 128660

Date: Sunday 7th November 2021

Time:  12.30pm-1.30pm

Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Jenny King Embroidery studio specialises in contemporary high-end Irish embroidery. Join Jenny as she discusses the history of the studio and how it was established, the design and development processes of working with clients from high end fashion to film and theatre. Jenny will also discuss the challenges and benefits of UK production and the importance of keeping the otherwise dying art of the irish machine in the forefront of contemporary embroidery. The talk will be accompanied with informative imagery and a presentation of the studio portfolio.

This talk will allow you access to the exhibition on the date of the talk, however will only allow a one time entry. 

Born and raised in Sussex and now living in Brighton, Jenny King is one of the most experienced and exciting embroidery and mixed-media textile designers working in the UK fashion industry today.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2002 Jenny worked  freelance for designer and artist Karen Nicol. It was here that Jenny perfected her skills using the Irish machine before starting her own business.

The studio quickly established itself around her as demand for her work grew and Jenny King Embroidery now counts amongst its clients an ever-growing list of high profile designers including Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford, Roksanda, J W Anderson and Olivia Von Halle. As well as developing embroidery with clients in the fashion industry the studio also works with a number of Theatre, film and costume designers  including  Royal Opera House,  Shakespears Globe, Royal Shakespear Company and Glyndebourne Opera House .

As her reputation has grown, so has Jenny King Embroidery and Jenny now employs and manages a growing team of embroiderers. She prides herself on the high standard of work that she and her team regularly deliver and is committed to working with both established and emerging talent.

The event is open from Wednesday 3rd Nov - Sunday 7th November

11am-6pm daily

(Thurs closed from 5pm)

Bargehouse is partially accessible. The venue has two disabled toilets and a STANNAH stair-lift which provides access for wheelchair users to the first and second floors only. The stair-lift is for standard manual wheelchairs and cannot be used with motorised chairs or scooters.

Talks will be held on the third floor with no disabled access.

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