Catherine white’s Biography

BIOGRAPHY

NAME: Catherine White
BORN: Taree, NSW, Australia

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Design- Fashion & Textiles  1992
University of Technology, Sydney

CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Sydney Community College, Rozelle
Silver Jewellery Essentials
Silver Jewellery Chainmaking Essentials
Silver Jewellery Stone Setting
Silver Jewellery Extreme Saw-Piercing
Waverley-Woolahra Arts Centre – Printmaking

CURRENT  EXPERIENCE
2003-2015 :  Stitches Soft Furnishings -Production Manager. A  bespoke soft furnishings workroom producing exclusive hand finished work for residential and commercial clients. Works include  Government House, Sydney, NSW  (refurbishment of  Drawing Room).

2010 – 2014:  The Bronte Sewing Room – teacher of sewing classes for beginners to intermediate levels, run Crochet and Knitting workshops.

FREELANCE WORK

Soft Furnishings for  private clients.
Made to measure clothing for private clients (daywear, bridal and evening).
ISM Objects-  Light fixtures for  Rhodes Phoenix Restaurant and The Crown Hotel, Surry Hills (2006)
Longina Phillips Design Studio-
Designed and made protoype handbags for Fashion Exposed (2005)
All Handmade Gallery, Bronte Rd Waverley
Table runners and bags on consignment (2005)

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • 2003-  Paterson’s Furnishings, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 2000-2002 – Showroom Manager at Chase Textiles, Sydney.
  • 1999-2000 – Production Co-ordinator at Tea Rose, Sydney

Designed/ handbeaded evening bags for Mercedes Fashion Week 2000 and sold in the Tea Rose Boutique Double Bay. Made one-off wedding purses for private clients.
1994-1998-  Maya Neumann Millinery- Production Assistant
1997-1998 – Smith and Brooks, London, UK
Garment technologist in mens’, womens’ and children’s wear departments.
1995-1997- Malcolm Distributors- Design Assistant

Other companies worked for include Discovery, Pretty Girl Fashion Group, Niche Marketing,Skirtmaster.