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Jessica Aldred

Jessica is a designer and embroiderer from West Yorkshire. She is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and has over 15 years experience teaching embroidery and carrying out commissions. She has worked in costume at the Royal Opera House, taught needlework to prison inmates for Fine Cell Work, co-authored a book called Adventures in Needlework and was a member of the team who embroidered the wedding dress and veil for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Jessica has always loved history, antiques and vintage fashion, and these elements often influence her work. Her business, House of Heyday, is where all of Jessica's skills, experiences and passions come together. As well as teaching embroidery and doing commissions she is also a vintage hair stylist and make-up artist and gives talks and presentations about vintage fashions. Alongside all of that she works for an arts organisation for adults with learning disabilities.

Jessica loves sharing her knowledge and prides herself on her classes being friendly and inclusive.