While working at UCAS London for SHU, I was able to network with other creatives either in person or via email:
To follow up:
Col McCormack - SHU Fine art senior lecturer - connected to the William Morris Gallery and supervising a PHD student, Diana Taylor, whose practice is based on the needlework craft of William Morris, but from a contemporary and original perspective. Emailed 19.10.2018
Keith Levett - Director or Henry Poole - received a very supportive email regarding archive research around personalisation and rank identification during the period 1880 - 1918. Will arrange to visit and spend time looking through their archives.
Edward Finney - Head of Design - Gieves & Hawkes - open invitation to research archives at their Bath premises.
Su Thomas - Head of Savile Row Bespoke (SRB) - very interested in my masters and offered to help anyway she can, by networking and opening doors. Suggested I look at the British Museum, Tailor & Cutter archives as a starting point.
Jenny Robson - Chair of the Sheffield Embroiders Guild - Mixed media embroider, made contact and arranged to attend their January meetings where I can network and talk to members all passionate about needlecraft and machine embroidery. Possibly collaboration opportunities.
Matt Black - Media communication graduate - SHU - http://www.makeitmatteblack.co.uk/
Discussed video production and ideas of producing a video for my masters showing transition and refashioning of jackets through processes. Open to different styles of working and experimentation.