Tina Doyle is an innovative, experienced couturier and instructor. Born in the UK, she originally studied in Liverpool, earning a City & Guilds vocational qualification in couture pattern making, fitting, draping and tailoring.
Following this she moved to Manchester where she studied for a degree in 3D Design, graduating with honors. Now living in New York, Tina has built an impressive portfolio of fashion and interior design work in both the UK and in the U.S.
Specializing in draping, fitting, sewing and pattern making, Tina's particular interest is structured textiles where it has been on display at exhibitions in London, Chicago, Colorado and Manchester. She is also a previous winner of the prestigious Most Original Concept award at the Art for the Body exhibition.
Tina currently teaches adult continuing education in Dobbs Ferry NY, at ‘Drop in Sewing’ a workshop at the Eileen Fisher Lab Store and conducts one-day workshops at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab as part of their Green Eileen initiative, using recycled clothes to create a variety of functional and innovative pieces.
Throughout her 25-year career, Tina has always made an effort to pass on her skills, teaching sewing, draping and pattern-making methods to people of all abilities, from novice to advanced. At UoF Tina teaches both hand and machine sewing techniques.