Lora Avedian is a London based multidisciplinary artist and author who graduated with a Masters in Mixed Media Textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2017. She translates her playful drawings through textiles and paper collage. Lora’s work is grounded in history, inspired by ethnographic research and nature, she often uses scrap and vintage materials to create her work. Lora uses traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to make modern artefacts, which look as beautiful on the body as they do on a wall. She favours hand made traditional processes, focusing on limited edition and bespoke projects.
Lora has produced limited edition textiles collections for interiors and fashion, through collaborations with companies such as the V&A shop, Barbican Centre shop, The New Craftsmen, Fortnum & Mason & Edible Treasures Shop.
Lora wrote a how-to embroidery book Stitch in Bloom in 2021, published with Hardie Grant. She has showcased her work at London Craft Week at Howe 36 Bourne Street in 2018, and Smythson of Bond Street in 2022. She also runs workshops throughout the year in various locations in a variety of craft techniques.
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for running such a great embroidery course, quite honestly, I was amazed at the work I did in your class and I can’t wait to carry on with it!
Thank you so much for introducing the fabulous techniques to me at the recent course at the RA. You’ll be pleased to hear that I’m still creating, thank you for sharing your ideas, knowledge & enthusiasm .