Becky Hogg is a specialist hand embroiderer who trained at Loughborough Art College and the Royal School of Needlework where she teaches on the degree course, as well as running short classes. She also runs courses for the Embroiderers Guild and from her seaside studio in Hastings. Becky specialises in metal thread embroidery and likes to marry traditional skills with unusual materials and contemporary design whilst maintaining the core historic stitches. Throughout her 20 year career in embroidery, Becky has worked with clients including Alexander McQueen, Historic Royal Palaces, artists Gilbert and George, the V&A, and sells her embroidery kits in boutiques and museum shops.
Describe your approach to teaching:
My approach to teaching is to encourage and enthuse my students in a relaxed environment. As well as group tuition I provide one to one tutorials encouraging everyone to explore more personal approach to their embroidery projects.
What inspires your own work?
My inspiration comes from mid-century style, historical textiles/embroidery and pattern. I love having a brief to work with, the challenges or limitations that that brings can often have the most exciting outcome.