Centre Front Studio is a sewing and pattern cutting studio based in the North East.
We provide product development services and professional training for designers & businesses in the fashion industry as well as sewing & pattern cutting classes for those simply learning for pleasure.
Our names are Rory and Dan and between us we have nearly 40 years of experience working and teaching in the Fashion Industry. We have worked in Higher and Further education as well as Community education.
Danielle (on maternity leave)
At university I specialised in menswear with options in print and knit. I have worked in design rooms as a designer and pattern cutter, working with the far east to develop collections for both men and women specialising in alternative sectors such as steam punk, vintage and Eveningwear. I have experience of visual merchandising working for well known high street brands
Education: BA Hons in Fashion Design -Northumbria University DT SCITT PGCE – 90 credits
I have worked in the clothing industry from 17 years old, as a machinist, pattern cutter and finally as a garment technologist. I have worked in factories and buying offices for many high street companies and big brand names. My work took me all over the country and the world.
Education: PGCE Post compulsory Education and Training BA Hons London College of Fashion – taught by industry renowned Janet Ward and Martin Shoben.
Kathryn – Tutor & Sample machinist
Teaching sewing and pattern cutting at our studio based in the North East.
For product development see Centre Front Design