Mrs Poppy McKinnon-Evans
Course Leader (Textile Design)
I am the course leader for Textile Design at Bucks New University. After graduating from Central Saint Martins, I began my career in education as a specialist knitwear technician, returning to take up this role at Central Saint Martins, focusing on the development of student technical development and creating innovating learning experiences within the workshop environment. I have worked at Bucks with the Textile Design course since 2014 and, as course leader for Textile Design, I am passionate about encouraging innovation, material exploration and industry preparation in our student’s at Bucks. I am a hands-on educator, running creative workshops and developing student’s skills and talents through dedicated teaching and learning environments.
Outside of education, I have continuously worked as a freelance knitwear designer for a number of designers - Lucas Nascimento, Grace Wales Boner, Anthony Symonds and Jigsaw. Drawing upon my technical and creative skills I have worked closely with these designers to aid the production of knitwear within their collections.