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March Hare & Mr Pheasant - BOTH SOLD

March Hare & Mr Pheasant - BOTH SOLD

By Maggie Chinn


Textile collage

Original artwork


Size of framed work: H: 32 cm x W: 23cm / H: 23cm x W: 27cm

£120 each


Maggie transforms vintage fabrics and beautiful stitches into embroidered pictures and pretty floral appliqué pieces, like this charming pair.


The fabric composition suggests naïve or folk art painting styles.


Every artwork is unique and entirely handmade, with variations of embroidery and free machine stitching.


    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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