Emma Corry

My name is Emma and as a Textile Designer and maker, I love to design textile pieces using my beloved sewing machine and beautiful fabric.

 

I live in Marcham, Oxfordshire, with my husband, daughter, two cats and a hamster.

 

Looking back, I remember the first time I borrowed my mother’s Elna sewing machine; I was about 8 years old. I spent a long time teaching myself to thread it and sew with it and recently I bought the same model, as it evokes so many lovely memories.

 

I have always been creative – my mother tells stories of handmade paper being made in her blender and printing wrapping paper on the kitchen floor – but my love of textiles really began when I started a two-year diploma at Worthing College for Art and Design in 1984.

 

After my diploma, my path continued and I completed a three-year degree course in Fashion and Textiles at Leicester Polytechnic, followed by a two-year MA in Woven Textile Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Graduating in 1991 –

I was only 20 years old!

 

After leaving the RCA, I worked as a freelance textile designer, followed by a job designing window displays and then I started my own greetings card company, specialising in handmade cards which I sold throughout the UK and the USA. My business has grown over the years into Emma Corry Designs.

 

I now work from my studio at home, whilst also organising ‘Stitch and Sew’ clubs for primary school children, sewing workshops for adults and giving textile support to ‘A’ level students.

 

 

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