Josephine Steed studied Constructed Textiles at the University of Middlesex, specializing in knitted textiles. She also holds an MSc in Textile Technology from Huddersfield University. She has a broad range of experience in constructed textiles, from designer/maker practice to textile design for mass-manufacture and has produced knitwear collections for a broad range of international clients including fashion designer Abe Hamilton, Marks & Spencer, The Gap, Chloe and Mary Quant. Josephine was Course Leader for the BA(Hons) Textile Design course at Grayrsquo;s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University and is now a Research Fellow in Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.
Frances Stevenson graduated with a BDes from Duncan of Jordanstone College and an MA from Winchester School of Art in 1996. nbsp; Her working career began with the Crafts Council in London were she helped to stage, promote, exhibit and sell the work of artists and makers. In 1997 she returned to Scotland and set up her studio lsquo;Stevensonrsquo; with whom she exhibited and sold her work nationally and internationally at venues such as Premier Vision and the Crafts Council event lsquo;Handmadersquo; at the New York gift fair. She is currently the Programme Leader for Textile Design at Duncan College of Art and Design and is undertaking a practice-led PhD as part of the lsquo;Past Present and Future Craft Practicersquo; project at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee.