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
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.
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)
- 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.