I am a designer/maker based in the south east of the U.K and I work with fabric and fibre to create an eclectic mix of textile art. Textile art allows me to indulge a passion for fabrics and fibres and to explore the boundless possibilities that materials can offer. I love to experiment with unconventional synthetic fibres and whilst studying for a Contemporary Crafts degree as a mature student, I discovered the wonders of Angelina fibres. Along with specializing in constructed textiles for a B.A (Hons) in Art and Design and my love of free motion embroidery, the seed for the self-designed embroidered vessels was planted.
Since my graduation I have created my textile art business and my product range has expanded to include the hand-pouring of tea lights in unusual colours to complement the sparkling Angelina fibre embroidered tea light holders. For me, a new practice has evolved from this process and I am enjoying chandling immensely. Other obsessions include a love of fabrics, all things lace and Shabby Chic and then combining these elements to create unusual and vintage style quality bunting. Well, lace must be included very much everywhere!
Self Portrait in Angelina fibres 2013
At work in the studio.