Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thelma Bjork Jonsdottir

At a very young age, Thelma took an interest in needlework. She became fascinated with traditions, and under the guidance and influence of her grandmother, Thelma practised and perfected her mentor’s techniques.

Still inspired by needlework, Thelma graduated with a BA in fashion design – she was top of her class at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. While an undergraduate, she attended Studio Bercot in Paris and went on to complete professional training in haute couture needlework, gaining a diploma from the prestigious Ecole LESAGE (Ateliere de Broderie). She has with the years specialized in embroidery, knit and crochet.

Thelma became fascinated by headwear. She worked on different embroidery techniques and began to experiment with making headpieces. This interest developed as well as her skills and in 2005 Thelma launched her label THELMA design, specialising in handmade headpieces and embroidery. She is now the firm’s Creative Director.

Wonderfully Splendid!!



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