About The Designer
My name is Burcu, and I'm an experienced embellishment designer now teaching the art of hand embellishment as a form of craft therapy.
My journey began in 2012 after landing my first job for Monsoon as an embellishment & beading design assistant. I then developing my career and worked with many renowned brands such as Debenhams, Coast, Asos & Evans.
The passion that I have for my work has enabled me to get into teaching and I have taught both privately in London & online since 2016.
In 2018, I set up my own online training business and now run online workshops and courses that can be accessed globally.
These workshops are designed around learning a niche craft in hand embellishment, and after discovering a connection between mental health and crafting, I also highlight the powerful benefits of hand crafting.
I provide those who are suffering from mild mental health issues with some way of relief, giving them the opportunity to craft without immersing themselves into a daunting public environment, but giving them a home-based platform to learn craftwork from.
If you'd like to say hello, please go ahead and get in touch!
GEORGIE NEVILL | EVANS
I had the pleasure of working with Burcu whilst at Evans Arcadia. She was brought in to design & embellish some press pieces for us. We were extremely happy with what she produced and her professional manner.Burcu is incredibly intuitive and understands what the design team is looking to achieve without hand holding. She takes the concept and creates beautifully unique pieces. Her talent and vision makes her an invaluable member to any team.
CAROLYN PARMER | MONSOON
Burcu is a very talented designer who has real flair along with the ability to create stunning textile design & embroidery artworks.
She is very detailed, conscientious and hardworking and takes pride in meeting her briefs exactly. Burcu created many beautiful artworks for Occasion-wear dresses during her time at Monsoon. It was a pleasure to work with her.
TRACEY BARTLETT | ASOS
Burcu is a rare talent when it comes to designing embellishments. She has a beautiful eye for trend, colour and choice of components.
Burcu's work was always of an incredibly high standard which along with a real attention to detail made her a dream to have on the team.
Burcu's Work always superseded my expectations and was always delivered with a smile.
Burcu is able to work confidentially in a fast paced and highly pressured environment and is always up for a new challenge.
KIM ELLIOT | COAST STORES
Burcu joined the Coast design team and she was an invaluable part of our team. She is a true specialist in embellishment and created some beautiful designs.
Burcu has production experience so she can adapt her designs when neccessary commercially. She can work independently but she is also a great team player. Burcu can work to a clear brief.
She is honest, hardworking and quick! We will continue to commition Burcu in the future as she is very talented and has quite unique embroidery handwriting.
I had the pleasure of working with Burcu to find the right look for my wedding dress.
I'm pleased to say she went above and beyond my expectations. The work she done was classy and elegant, perfect for my wedding day despite the fact that she had very little time. She literally made my dream dress come to life with the diamanté and beads. She embellished my dress in all the the right places, making me sparkle on my special day.