Award Winning Bridal & Fashion Designer

Jan Knibbs is a bridal, fashion and textile designer specialising in embroidery currently based on the Herefordshire / Monmouthshire border, but shortly relocating to Cheltenham. She creates amazing items of wearable art ranging from jewellery to bridal wear, all adorned with her distinctive signature style of rich hand-worked embroidery, inspired by nature and the changing seasons, incorporating delicate floral designs in appliqué, ribbon embroidery and beadwork, especially Swarovski crystals. The garments, incorporating her signature style of embroidery with remnants, off-cuts, antique lace and original vintage finds, have a theatrical feel and are perfect for “dressing up” or creating an air of fantasy for special occasions on and off stage.


Bridal

Jan’s style is perfect for pretty bridal wear especially if you’re looking for something completely unique for your special day. Not only can she make a bespoke wedding dress, she can also customise an existing dress and make all the finishing touches including headwear, shoes, sashes and bags for you and your bridesmaids to make sure the entire wedding party co-ordinates.

Accessories

Whether you are the bride, mother of the bride (or groom) or a guest at any special occasion, Jan can make you an exquisite embroidered outfit or any of the accessories you might need. She can also adorn existing hats, shoes, bags or other items with her signature style of embroidery.

Jewellery

Jan also makes embroidered jewellery including neck pieces, wristbands and earrings in her unique style incorporating many different embroidery techniques sometimes with vintage finds. Jewellery can also be commissioned to match any existing outfit for any special occasion.

Wearable Art

Jan is also involved with different wearable art festivals including Art Couture in Painswick and the World of Wearable Art in New Zealand. As she has also been a wardrobe mistress and her work is still quite theatrical, her designs are perfect for stage and film costume.

Awards

Jan’s competitive nature has led her to be successful in many competitions. She has won the Embroidery category in the British Bridal Awards, come 2nd twice in the international Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery as well as being awarded the Swarovski Prize.

Styling

Jan has collaborated on many themed photo shoots with talented photographers, models, hair stylists and make-up artists. This has led to an interest in styling for other shoots and curating mixed exhibitions as well as providing vintage tea parties and shoots for their own vintage hen party venue.

Jan Knibbs Design Studio

Let Them Eat Cake
Bohemia
Marie Antoinette

Vintage inspired design perfect for the modern bride.

Jan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs is a fashion and textile designer specialising in embroidery currently based in the West Country. She creates amazing items of wearable art ranging from jewellery to bridal wear, all adorned with her distinctive signature style of rich hand-worked embroidery, inspired by nature and the changing seasons, incorporating delicate floral designs in appliqué, ribbon embroidery and beadwork, especially Swarovski crystals. Jan often incorporates vintage fabrics, off-cuts and antique lace as well as pieces of vintage costume jewellery into her designs for her label “something old…something new” which means it is also ethical.

Jan's designs are now featured on the Way Out Wedding Blog as part of the a Marie Antoinette photo shoot at Homme House in Herefordshire.

Jan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs offers a variety of luxury, handmade designer garments and accessories ranging from earrings to complete wedding outfits. Her designs allow clients to buy into new luxury and enjoy a unique range of garments, accessories and statement jewellery reflecting on the past whilst looking to the future.

Weddings

Jan's designs are perfect for vintage fantasy themed or boho weddings. Jan likes nothing better than getting involved in the overall styling for your special day to make sure everything co-ordinates. Her designs are vintage inspired, perfect for the modern, discerning bride.

Exhibitions

Jan has taken part in many exhibitions, including Unexpected Excesses at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. She also curated an Alice in Wonderland inspired exhibition at the Art Couture Gallery in Painswick. She also exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries in London with the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

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