— Fashion Designer
Amber Hards is a British knitwear designer/artist, currently based in Bristol.
She graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 with a first class BA (HONS) in fashion/textile design and was selected to show at Graduate Fashion Week in the Bristol and Gala show. Following graduation her work has been exhibited as part of Shanghai Fashion week and as a finalist at the Knit and Stitch Graduate show where she was presented with an innovation award by the Craft Council. In 2014 Amber launched “WHERE’S YOUR MARY?” fashion collective, showcasing and connecting talent from Bristol. Amber recently designed and made a Christmas corgi jumper as part of Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day campaign, for the wax work model of the Queen to wear at Madame Tussaud’s over Christmas.
Interested in producing innovative and beautiful knitwear, Amber experiments with contrasting yarns and techniques that produce unexpected garments with texture, volume and movement. Amber is available for freelance work or collaboration- get in touch via the contact page.
Amber teaches machine knitting workshops from her home studio & also at the Bristol Textile Quarter- more information available on the Workshop page.