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Making things is part of who I am. Ever since I can remember I have invented ideas using textiles, wool felt, paper, thread and glue. My love for vintage textiles has inspired me for many years over which time I have salvaged and collected vintage linens, textiles, buttons, ribbons and old books. My work cupboards, yes I have more than one, are stuffed full of fabrics, threads, buttons, ribbons, old papers, trimmings and old print blocks! As well as forming a media for my work vintage textile and unusual objects are a constant inspiration together with nature and my surroundings I'm always drawing ideas from the wilds of the sea and the beautiful british countryside. I also have a passion for the use of the printed WORD and love hand printing which I have now incorporated into my textile pieces.

The things I make are sometimes decorative but mostly functional, be it an…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 26
  • Joined December 12, 2007

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Vintage linen, textiles, buttons, ribbons, wool felt, paper, card, old print blocks

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About

Making things is part of who I am. Ever since I can remember I have invented ideas using textiles, wool felt, paper, thread and glue. My love for vintage textiles has inspired me for many years over which time I have salvaged and collected vintage linens, textiles, buttons, ribbons and old books. My work cupboards, yes I have more than one, are stuffed full of fabrics, threads, buttons, ribbons, old papers, trimmings and old print blocks! As well as forming a media for my work vintage textile and unusual objects are a constant inspiration together with nature and my surroundings I'm always drawing ideas from the wilds of the sea and the beautiful british countryside. I also have a passion for the use of the printed WORD and love hand printing which I have now incorporated into my textile pieces.

The things I make are sometimes decorative but mostly functional, be it an embroidered bag from vintage linen or a pillow with a printed verse on, or a beautiful lavender heart or brooch. Minature book cards are another thing I love to do - anything out of the ordinary is ordinary for me.

I've been making for friends for years mostly as presents but have now been encouraged to take it further - so watch this space !!

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