Night (SOLD) and Day - pair of textile and stitch collages
Image size: H: 12cm x W:12cm
Size of framed work: H: 25cm x W: 25cm
French knots, embroidery, free machine embroidery couple with vintage fabrics and clever layering create this pair of Maggie's much-loved, original scenes.
These two are titled Starry Starry Night and Shadows on the Hill.
Every artwork is handmade and unique. And we're delighted that many of her designs and concepts are created exclusively for Spencer House Gallery.
ABOUT MAGGIE CHINN
Former fabric designer, Maggie, has been saving scraps of fabric ever since she worked for Viyella back in the 1980s. Now she turns them into embroidered pictures, often of farmyard animals like pigs, sheep and hens, each one unique.
More recently she has branched out into other birds, seas shores and wonderful floral appliqué pieces. They make wonderful interior decorations as well as ideal arty gifts.
Maggie attended Batley School of Art and Design (near Leeds) to study Surface Pattern Design, a highly commercial course covering all aspects of pattern design on textiles, including furnishing, fashion and wallpaper .
She joined women's clothing brand Viyella, in Derbyshire, as a fabric designer, then moved to a studio in Nottingham, working for large companies such as M & S and Next.
Later, in 2001, she completed an Interior Crafts and Creative Embroidery qualification at Warwickshire College in Leamington Spa. From all these roots her current work has developed, based on her unique designs and ideas.
Today, she works from her home near Rugby in Warwickshir