After studying Textiles and Surface Design at University, Hannah took to travelling around the world to discover new designs, cultures and inspiration. 

With long stopovers and little cash, the evenings of what ended up being known as ‘the ultimate research trip’, were used to sketch as well as make hand embroidered pieces, accessories… and One Off Works was born. 

Fast forward to 2010, back at home, reunited with the trusty laptop, a little space, thousands of research photos, inspiration from many amazing sites, experiences and cultures, the first One Off Works collection of textile wall art pieces started to take shape. 

There has been a lot of refinement and many new additions to collections along the way such as canvas bags, fabric necklaces, scarves and a few additions from local wood carver Ben Algar.

But the story (the short version) doesn’t stop there, in 2016 Hannah left her job in Marketing to pursue a professional career in Surface Pattern Design, Embroidery and Illustration, whilst continuing to run the One Off Works shop with ready to purchase items using Hannah's designs such as greetings cards, wall art and embroidery.

A small sample portfolio of Hannah's Surface Pattern Designs and Illustrations are available to view here and a sample of her embroidery work can be viewed hereall available for licensing, outright purchase and more. If you would like to see Hannah's full portfolio, please get in touch and a full portfolio link will be sent. 

So watch this space and follow Hannah on FacebookInstagram and Twitter as the Hannah Heys Surface Pattern Design, Embroidery and Illustration journey unfolds.

Hannah is always open to collaborations, feedback and new projects should any customers want bespoke patterns or items made to suit their brief or tastes, just get in touch using the contact us page