Hannah Refaat

Hannah Refaat

Hannah uses traditional forms of embroidery in contemporary and inventive ways.


Hannah is a textile designer, with a particular focus on a combination of both hand and machine embroidered textiles, created for the purpose of fashion. Material exploration is an important part of her practice. As a result, every material is carefully considered creating a contrast, using different weights and qualities with a variation of mediums. This hand-made quality combined with the process of detailed embroidery techniques draws together inspiration from the landscape, environment and the members of the community. Hannah has recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017. During her time in education Hannah has been supported by the Edward Sharp Award, The Eaton Fund and the Worshipful company of Needlemakers. Hannah is currently working on commissions for private clients, as well as freelance work for high-end designers. She creates embroidered textile samples, selling to companies internationally. Hannah is the winner of the Radcliffe Art Development Award 2018.



Cockpit Arts Awards

  • 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2019
    Radcliffe Craft Development Award
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    The Eaton Fund 2017
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    Worshipful Company of Needlemakers 2017
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    Edward Sharp Award 2015

fashion and accessories

Hannah creates embroidered garments, accessories and Textiles for fashion bases purposes. These are produced on a made-to-order commission basis.

textiles art led

Hannah produces embroidered textile samples to sell directly to fashion companies internationally.