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Claire Armitage specialises in designing and making bespoke dresses and scarves. She works as a freelance costume designer and is a lecturer in both fashion and textiles at University College Falmouth. She holds a degree in Textiles from Goldsmiths and an MA in Textile Design.
She won the Guild of Ten prize for Innovation in Design and Making and her designs are sold in many public and commercial design and fine art establishments throughout the country.
Claire creates exquisite silk scarves; each piece is adorned with beautiful textile prints inspired by Claire’s sketchbook drawings and illustrations. The prints are rich in narrative, blending floral and nautical imagery with literary references to poetry and fairytales. The collections comprise a series of scarves and bespoke dresses. Each design is finished with delicately layered edgings, and hand-embroidered details.