Angela Dewar is an experienced embroiderer, designer, and teacher, working in a wide range of techniques, specialising in machine embroidery. More recently her interest has been in making wall hangings of hand made felt combined with embroidery
Examples of her ecclesiastical designs are in churches of all denominations throughout the U.K., including major pieces for Truro Cathedral, Salisbury Methodist Church and Westminster Central Hall.
In 2002 she was designed and made a cope for the Dean & Chapter of Westminster Abbey to be worn by the Rector of St. Margaret’s Church. Other clients include Liberty of regent Street, for whom she designed an exclusive collection of embroidered waistcoats.
Her work is in private collections in the UK, U.S.A. and Australia. Following a teaching career in Adult Education in Kent, she now works freelance, taking workshops for young people and adults and has undertaken residencies for the National Trust and schools in Kent. She has also designed and made historical costumes for the National Trust.
In 2008 she completed a commission for the University of Kent, from where she graduated in 2006/7 with an honours degree in the History and Philosophy of Art.