Award Winning Fashion & Textile Designer

Unexpected Excesses @ Edinburgh Festival Fringe Website / Jan is taking part in the SIT Select Showcase 2015

Jan Knibbs Hand & Lock

Jan Knibbs Hand & Lock 2013
Image by Richard Powazynski

ACP 2013

Art Couture Painswick 2013
Image by Peter McGeachan

Maniera Magazine

Jan Knibbs
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Jan Knibbs
Image by Jonathan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs
Image by MachinMayer Photography

Image by Jack Willingham
Image by Jack Willingham

Image  by Jack Willingham
Image by Jack Willingham

A Bohemian Banquet

9th to 30th August

Edinburgh Festival Fringe


More information about 'A Bohemian Banquet'

Read a feature in the Plymouth Herald about 'A Bohemian Banquet'

Read a Review of 'A Bohenian Baquet'

Daily Telegraph

Jan's work from the Edinburgh Fringe show was featured in the Daily Telegraph on 10th August (above).

Jan Knibbs

Jan is showing at the Annual Winter Exhibition of the Society of Designer Craftsmen at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1 between Saturday 8th January and Saturday 17th January 2015. Click here for a PDF flyer.


Jan has just been awarded 2nd place in the prestigious international Hand & Lock Prize Embroidery Design.

This is the second time that Jan has acheived this and she has also previously won the Swarovski Prize in the same competition. Her winning design was inspired by Marie Antoinette, Barbarella and a recent trip to Versailles.

About Jan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs is a fashion and textile designer specialising in embroidery currently based on the Herefordshire / Monmouthshire border. 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.

Recently, Jan reached the final 28 in the Shoreditch Fashion Show 2013.

Jan has recently been featured in Maniera Magazine and you can read the article by clicking on the magazine cover on the left.

Jan is now featured as a designer in the Socialbliss online community.

» Read more about Jan Knibbs


ACP 2013

Image of Jan's 2013 Art Couture entry "Lifecycle of a Butterfly"

Jan Knibbs offers a variety of luxury, handmade designer garments and accessories ranging from earrings to complete wedding outfits.

Some designs, especially the jewellery, will soon be available to order from this website, but most of the garments are bespoke. The examples shown were created for her couture label “something old…something new”. They were inspired by nature, the changing seasons and getting lost in a world of fantasy as a means of escape. 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. This collection allows 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.

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News & Events

Recents events & exhibitions attended by Jan Knibbs

Lady of Fashion

Art Couture


Mim Arts

Image by Trevor Fogah-Griffiths
iDeLick Media feature.

Fashion Tales Blog by Madison

Jan has recently been featured in an international press blog, by Madison Lady of Fashion. This blog is read by around 35,000 people in the fashion business worldwide.

Read the article here


Art Couture Festival in Painswick - 15th July

Jan will be entering an outfit in the Art Couture Festival in Painswick, Gloucestershire on July 15th. She will also be taking a stand to display her other work.

Exhibition at Ross-on-Wye Market Place

Jan has been asked to exhibit a selection of her work at the Heritage Centre at Ross-on-Wye Market Place in Herefordshire for the Diamond Jubilee.

The centre is open daily and Jan's work will be on display until 16th June.

Made in Monmouthshire

Recently Jan exhibited her work at the annual Made in Monmouthshire show at Hilston Park.

» Find out more about Made in Monmouthshire


h.Art Week Christmas Exhibition 2011

Between 3rd & 9th of December last year Jan opened her studio as part of h.Art Week Christmas Exhibition 2011. Many of Jan's stunning creations were on show, plus a large range of jewellery and accessories.

» Find out more about h.Art Week


Fashions Finest Catwalk Shows 2011 / 2012

Jan has recently taken part in three catwalk shows organised by Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week.

» Find out more about Jan on Fashions Finest




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Jan Knibbs

Jan can provide a range of services to both private and trade clients. As well as her range of couture garments and accessories, Jan also provides an embroidery only service.

Contact Jan

Please use any of the following to contact Jan:

Address: Cedars House, Whitchurch, HR9 6DQ
Telephone: 01600 890977
Mobile: 07779 255921

Links to some of my friends and associates