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Emma Jane Hague

Founding Director

With a degree in anthropology and eight years working in community development and rural enterprise, together with a passion for textiles and seasonal work as a freelance seamstress, Emma came to found BTQ in 2014 in response to a seemingly evident need in Bristol for both a both a textile-focussed (clean!) workspace in Bristol and a means of the local textile community to better connect and work together.

Emma draws hope and inspiration from Awamaki -the Peruvian NGO she co-founded and directed for four years to support over 100 marginalised women textile artisans; the Fibershed project; Textile Arts Centre in Brooklyn; SITSelect and the amazing craftspeople she gets to meet through BTQ.


Saffron Darby

Studio Manager

Saffron has now taken over the reins for the hello@bristoltextilequarter.co.uk email so please get in touch regarding any membership enquiries and workshop related questions.

She previously worked for many years as a clothes designer, and was Senior Designer at Toast for 10 years.