Inspired by textile designers such as Poppy Treffry, I make pictures out of recycled and new fabrics using a centenarian Singer treadle machine. I've stripped the machine down to the bare minimum and create my pictures using freehand machine embroidery techniques and applique.
The stitches are intended to create the impression of line drawing to add depth, perspective and texture to the images. I love using mismatched fabrics and checks, spots, and flowery patterns join together to create higgledy piggledy, scribbley, sketchy, haphazard and sometimes a bit mad pictures.
I then put these pictures either in frames or on cushions, t-shirts, t-towels... anything really! I like to personalise the picture with a date of a special occasion such as a birthday or a name of a child for example.
Year Established: October 2009
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