Sunday, 22 November 2009

Bless you!

Sitting pretty on lacey white hankies; Mr Robin, Mr Charlie Chaffinch and Miss Jenny Wren!


2 Knots!

Mrs Spoonbill.

Mr Spoonbill.

Mr Magpie.

I've been carrying these beauties around for a while and have decided they deserve a little bit of fame! I really love each of these little charracters - but they were a little troublesome in the making i remember!
Hand-stitched canvas bags, screen printed feathered friends and embroidery.
Mr Magpie i salute you!


Commissioned hand made gift idea for a greetings card agency i am now working with. Feminine and delicate with laser cut florals, butterflies and dragonflies, vintage cigarette card, stamp, collected buttons, lace, ribbons and a hand stitched message.

Mr Wagtail.

I was commissioned this piece by a a lovely lady who spotted me at New Designers! She asked me to create a new compostition for a Nursery, featuring all the little elements she liked best from my collection of hand made wallpapers, artist books, ceramics and silk handerchiefs.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece, getting back into the studio; laser cutting and screen printing was so exciting! I am so pleased that she and her family are enjoying Mr Wagtail in his garden too!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Hot off the press!!

Whoop!! I now feature on the Leeds College of Art website! Have a peek if you like!

I also made it into the local paper!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Selvedge Girl!

On the opening evening of New Designers 2009 i became an extactic winner of the Selvedge Prize for Excellence in Textiles!

I appeared on their blog alongside other exciting ND award winners, check it out!

New Designers 2009!

An amazing week! Congratulations to all the lovely LCAD exhibitors - an exciting stand full of gorgeous, individual work that recieved so much interest!

It was really exciting to be able to exhibit at such a high profile event, a great opportunity to showcase my collection to the design world! I recieved alot of interest, several offers of placement, freelance work and commission and i was genuinely taken by surprise, extremely flattered and very happy!
My ABSOLUTE highlight of the week was becoming the winner of the Selvedge Prize for Excellence in Textiles!

The End of the Beginning, 19th - 23rd June 2009!

A wonderful and memorable showcase of exciting, inspiring and diverse graduate collections!
Fantastic to see everyone's hard work pay off and enjoy the fruits of our labour!

The point of departure for my graduate collection was British birdlife, yet this soon evolved to include salvaged un-wanted treasures, illuminating their whimsical beauty in delicate collages.