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Shimmering Birds - THREE SOLD

Shimmering Birds - THREE SOLD

By Maggie Chinn


Textile and stitch collages

Original artworks


Size of framed work: H: 25.5cm x W: 25.5cm

Mine is the Sunlight - SOLD

Dove From Above - SOLD

This Moment to Arise - SOLD

Like the First Morning


£95 - £120 each


Maggie layers vintage fabrics with beautiful stitches to create embroidered pictures and perennially-popular appliqué pieces, like this one.


This Shimmering Birds series is revived for this spring and summer and the blackbird, with all its literary and musical associations, has become star of her wider recent bird designs.


These charming, embroidered collages - sparkling quietly, thanks to small sequins sewn into the designs -  can be displayed solo or as the centrepiece of an eye-catching duo or trio, created in a  similar style and colours.


Every artwork is unique.


    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.


    Her talent for mixing and layering vintage pattern pieces and neat, detailed stitches produces charming end results, where the mastery of her craft belies the difficulty of composition and making.


    We stock some of Maggie's latest designs and pictures, some specially commissioned for Spencer House Gallery, as well as her greetings cards. Ever popular, Maggie has also exhibited in Broadway and North Oxfordshire.


    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.

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