Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tweet Tweet, It's Abigail Brown

I love to watch wee birdies, the way they fly around with careful grace and hop around the garden.  Just as long as they don't fly too near me am totally fine, but have been known to flail my arms around and squeal if one gets to close.

I came across Abigail Brown's work while searching for birds on Etsy, and immediately fell in love with her stunning creations.

I got in touch with Ms Brown and she was delighted to be included in my blog, however she is extremely busy at the moment and was unable to answer my questions.  But she said I could find the answers on her website.  So that is what I've done :)  I have just set it out in Q&A format so it is easier to read.

- Can you tell me a bit about yourself?

Abigail spent large amounts of time as a child in the company of her Grandma, an incredibly talented , hardworking seamstress, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric.  "My Grandma had a beautiful patchwork bag she kept all her fabric scraps in, "the raggy bag", and when I was old enough to display my feelings of desire for this magical object full of wondrous bits of colour, pattern and texture, she made me my very own, much littler version." 

- What made you decide to pursue a career in textiles?

Abigail studied a BA in Surface Decoration and Printed Textiles, graduating in 2003.  During and since that time she has worked as a designer and illustrator of children's books, children's wear, stationery, and greeting cards and produced work for the advertising industry - all whilst continually exploring ideas in fabrics for herself.

- Where do you get your inspiration from?

Abigail is a continuous collector of fabrics, either bought new or used items.  Her work centres around animals because they fascinate and inspire her.

-Do you have any new projects/exhibitions coming up?

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

Holborn: 15th - 17th June
Deptford: 22nd - 24th June


All Abigail's  work is created and hand sewn by herself in her studio.  Each piece is lovingly crafted with care and attention and each piece is unique.

I would just like to thank Ms Brown for giving me permission to use photographs from her website and letting me write a post on her :)  You can find out more at her website http://www.abigail-brown.co.uk and/or at her Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/abigailbrown

Dittery Dot

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