Grace Rigby's Profile
Hello I am a Surface Pattern Designer, Illustrator and a Stitched Textile Designer.
I'm based in Appleby, Cumbria where my studio sits nicely above my shop, Ark @ The Cloisters Artisan Gallery (www.arkcumbria.co.uk), which I co-own.
My work and creations are fuelled by a passion for colour and texture and their relationship with a simple line or mark. My ideas for new designs and illustrations always starts as a sketch or a doodle either in pencil or pen. Then by combining mark making techniques, cut paper, free hand machine embroidery and hand drawing, my work takes shape and life as a collage. My work is then manipulated and edited digitally to create the finished design.
I take my inspiration from my rural surroundings and the beauty of the county of Cumbria. I design playful patterns…
- Joined September 29, 2009