Alan Moore, a Glasgow School of Art graduate and based in Glasgow, Moore creates intricate hand embroidery used in fashion and interiors. Alan combines his embroidery skills with his own menswear label, ten30, adorning his collection of tweed jackets with personalised embroidered monograms and motifs. A QEST scholarship was awarded to further study, undertaking the Traditional Hand Embroidery course at the Royal School of Needlework. By completing the course Moore will be able to adapt his skills to work in high fashion and theatre. The scholarship has been invaluable, not just in terms of finance, but the kudos and reputation that comes with the award
Moore is yet to start the course at The Royal School of Needlework, but since receiving the award, he has showcased work at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and Royal Warrant Holders Annual Luncheon. The reputation that comes with a QEST Scholarship has brought new customers and new work opportunities. In the future, Moore has plans to be more involved and active in the hand sewing and embroidery industry in Scotland. Taking on new projects and offering more embroidery services to his existing customers.