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About Anne Fontenoy

Anne Fontenoy is a designer/dressmaker of hand sewn ladies clothes; slow fashion. She is also a visual artist.   She learnt to hand sew before going to school. At school the curriculums included hand embroidery, art and technical drawing.  She started designing clothes and making dress patterns in her early teens, then trained in London art and couture studios where the majority of the work was done by hand.  She set up her own practice in 1981 creating mostly one-off bridal wear, evening dresses and luxury day wear although she has some ready to wear as well. She specialises in working with natural fibres such as silk, wool, cotton, linen, English cotton Leavers Lace, 100% Silk lace when available, as well as organic cotton lace and some GOTS Certified organic natural white silks. Anne creates and sketches the designs, hand drafts all the dressmaking patterns and sews everything by hand.  Her dress designs are either plain or embellished with her unique hand embroidery or beaded designs.  She creates hand sewn accessories such as pochette bags, hand beaded headdresses and hand painted silk scarves, as well as hand beaded decorations, handmade cards and artwork. She has a BA Open degree from Open University which is made up of a Certificate in Accounting from OU Business School, a Diploma in Classical Studies, A certificate in French as well as courses in Ethics and Heritage.

Further Info

Specialised in
Hand embroidery and beadwork Hand painted silk Hand sewing
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Not available


Anne Fontenoy
Clifton Road
Tunbridge Wells

Silk wedding dress with lace

Hand sewn and made of 100% silk dupion with cap sleeves, belt and neckline trimmed with English Leavers Lace.