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.
Loving this series of embroideries created by textile designer Richard Saja. The New York-based artist and curator embroiders bright and whimsical embellishments on top of traditional French toile. In an interview posted on Etsy he gives us an insight into his art and offers some encouragement for budding artist:
“My interest for embroidery sprang from the necessity of keeping up with production for a line of cushions I was selling under the name MARISAAL. I had met an amazing embroiderer on the subway by overhearing her conversation here in New York, and she was the only one who embroidered the toile for me back then. Soon, after I picked up a needle, I found the perfect outlet for my OCD inclinations and overall fastidiousness: embroidery. Having no natural talent for painting or drawing, I found that a needle and floss allowed me to accomplish very similar results and that I actually did have some innate talent for it.”
“The one thing I’d like to encourage is originality. It’s okay to start out aping other peoples’ work, but I like to see young embroiderers forge ahead into new territories rather than recycling the same few motifs over and over.”
“I don’t think of myself as a technically accomplished stitcher, being more interested in the conceptual aspect of my work, so I can’t really speak to that. I keep going back to the same few stitches time and again: satin, split, bullion, and my favorite, the French knot.”
You can follow the artist on his blog, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Richard Saja.
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.