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.
Artist and graphic designer Ruby Silvious has been experimenting and creating art on recycled and found materials. In 2015 she began a project called 363 Days of Tea, a visual daily record of her impression of the moment. She followed it up with 52 weeks of tea, 26 days of tea in Japan and 26 Days of tea in France. The used tea bags became her canvas on which she drew, painted and collaged using ink, watercolor, gouache and paper. This incredible series can be seen on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Ruby Silvious.
Mayuko Fukino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City, who combines paper cutting with collage to create these truly unique and intricate illustrations.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and has worked on commission for various clientele. On Roadside Scholar she tells us about her inspiration:
“i think what inspires me most are the challenging technical restrictions of paper cutout. sometimes when i have an idea it does not fall within the conventional rules for my method… and when i see something then the rules decide 1) if i can actually craft it or not and 2) how to go about making it. it’s fun for me to see how far i can go within the limitations. to do that, i always have to make the best use of inventiveness, and sometimes unexpected ideas occur. sometimes i think it almost acts like a guide for me to understand the world. and of course music (like moondog) and literature inspire me a lot. a sound body with storing of memory in five senses.”
The artist can be found on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Mayuko Fujino.