Category Archives: Handcrafted

Jose Heroys

Jose Heroys is a fiber artist who makes bird sculptures and fiber art in her Sussex studio. The inspiration for her work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Each piece is made by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and her own invented techniques. The birds are made from wool yarn, fleece and natural fibers with each bird wearing individually numbered metal leg rings.

More of Jose Heroys’ awesome work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her pieces are available on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Jose Heroys.

Jane Mitchell-Finch

Jane Mitchell-Finch is a textile designer who works mainly with fabrics, using hand and free machine embroidery to create badges, brooches and collages. She trained in graphic design but has always been drawn to create things, selling in local shops, fairs, and markets. Her hand-crafted items are unique drawing inspiration from the country side and the coast. Her brand Mitchell-Finch can be found on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Jane Mitchell-Finch.

Tetote Note

Going to have fun creating this woven look using an embroidery technique. Found this project on the Japanese site, Tetote Note. The swatches would be great for darning or decorating cloth. All you need is: 1) cloth, 2) embroidery thread, 3) embroidery frame, 4) round template, 5) embroidery needle, 6) washable chaco marker and 7) threading scissors. The instruction in Japanese is located here but the photos make this DIY project easy to follow.

Images: Courtesy of Tetote Note.