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I trained in textiles at Central St Martins and then weave at The Royal College Art at postgraduate level. I then worked for many years in the commercial textile & furniture industry designing upholstery fabrics, sofas, cabinet furniture & rugs but eventually I became disenchanted by the use of mass production techniques.

I missed the art of actually making stuff with my hands. In 2003 I set up my company, Bombus. We create hand-made gifts, home accessories and one-off art pieces, most of which are created using the age-old technique of découpage. We are now a team of 15 working from a studio in rural Kent in the South East of England.

We are best known for our map gifts, inviting you to choose the map location to be featured from anywhere in the world, making your gift as unique as the person it's for. We have more than 15,000 vintage maps of…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 30
  • Joined April 3, 2007

Favorite materials

paper, fabric, maps, comics, lacquer, glue

About

I trained in textiles at Central St Martins and then weave at The Royal College Art at postgraduate level. I then worked for many years in the commercial textile & furniture industry designing upholstery fabrics, sofas, cabinet furniture & rugs but eventually I became disenchanted by the use of mass production techniques.

I missed the art of actually making stuff with my hands. In 2003 I set up my company, Bombus. We create hand-made gifts, home accessories and one-off art pieces, most of which are created using the age-old technique of découpage. We are now a team of 15 working from a studio in rural Kent in the South East of England.

We are best known for our map gifts, inviting you to choose the map location to be featured from anywhere in the world, making your gift as unique as the person it's for. We have more than 15,000 vintage maps of all over the world in our own collection at any one time.

www.bombus.co.uk

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