Amanda (BA(Hons) Textiles and Surface Design) was working as a kitchen designer in Ikea when she made the bold decision to return to education in her 40s.
It proved a great decision as she graduated with First Class Honours and was selected as the Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar for 2016 in the over 30s category.
She has been featured in Embroidery magazine and has exhibited her work with the Embroiderers’ Guild at major events in London, Dublin and Harrogate. She also exhibited her work with the Society of Designer Craftsmen at the Mall Galleries and works as a freelance textile artist taking commissions, giving talks and running workshops.
“Making the decision to go back into education has been an amazing experience and impacted my career path greatly,” she said.