Tag Archives: #sewing

Lilou Swann

Morgane Galey is the is the creator behind the brand, Lilou Swann. The French designer based in Brittany is inspired by western and oriental influences. She makes beautiful accessories and textile objects for women, children and home. Her choice and assembly of fabrics, colors and patterns play an essential role in each of her handmade design.

You can follow the artist on her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Lilou Swann.

Don Fisher

These handmade fish bags are the creations of graphic designer Julia Castaño. The Barcelona-based artist sells her fun wares under the brand, Don Fisher. The bags are made with the highest quality materials. The insides are fleshy and full of bones and sometimes teeth.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items can be purchased on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Don Fisher

Sara Impey

The sewing machine is the writing tool of textile artist Sara Impey who specializes in machine stitched lettering. The UK-based quiltmaker originally trained as a newspaper journalist inspired by words and narratives. We get an insight on the artist in her interview with Molly Makes:

“I began stitching text in 2004. I had wanted to do so for some time, and tried to find a way of incorporating it into my existing working methods which at the time consisted of elaborate repeated patterns using machine appliqué set against bold geometric backgrounds. I didn’t want the text to be an add-on, but an integral part of the design. My first text-based quilts were simply lists of related words or reproduced verses from Victorian samplers. It was when I started stitching my own writing that I felt I had finally found my ‘voice’ as a quilter – more than thirty years after making my first quilt. It was a very long apprenticeship! The text on my quilts is all free-motion machine stitching, letter by letter. I mention this because these days a lot of people assume it is digital embroidery.”

You can follow the artist on her website. Her book, ‘Text in Textile Art’ is available on Amazon.

Images: Courtesy of Sara Impey.