Lisa Bailey

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Initially studying Fashion in London in 1986 Lisa moved to Bristol to complete her degree in 1989 and has lived in the city ever since.

She worked in several areas of the industry, including running her own fashion label that was sold through independent retail outlets as well as exhibiting at The Clothes Show Live and trade shows. She is experienced in producing bespoke bridal wear and worked for two bridal wear companies based in Bristol. Skilled in working with leather she is particularly fascinated with up-cycling leather using old, discarded garments to make newly created designs. Lisa is experienced in co-ordinating fashion shows and has worked with a broad range of creative practices, presenting and exhibiting work including various community projects.

Lisa holds a PGCE and has taught fashion to a broad range of levels in post-compulsory education for over 20 years (FE & HE). She offers consultations, private tuition and troubleshooting tutorials by arrangement and delivers group courses through The Sewing Room at The Island.

You can read more about The Sewing Room at The Island here.