Today is a bit of a special day in that this little old blog is hosting it's very first Artisan feature!
I am so pleased to be able to introduce Jenny Arnott to you all, her work really rocks my boat and is both fresh and inspiring. Take a look...
Jenny Arnott is a designer maker who is based in the beautiful Somerset countryside. She creates bright and beautiful textile art and accessories ranging from cushions and bags to badges and buttons.
As a child, Jenny loved to create, paint and draw and she went on to study her degree at the Winchester School of Art. It was during her time there that she discovered her love of textiles and fabrics and developed a great interest in traditional screen printing methods. A few years ago she began to experiment with embroidery and the stitched line, and this was to become the turning point from which a whole new collection of distinctive accessories were developed.
Beach Hut Cushion
Jenny's work has a charming illustrative quality to it, and features freestyle embroidery and applique work which gives an almost hand drawn effect. She uses a wide collection of colourful and pretty fabrics, from gingham and florals to polka dots and stripes. There is a strong attention to detail which is very evident in all her pieces.
Jenny has recently created some brand new textile gifts, including badges, magnets and lavender bags...
Cupcake Lavender Bags
...and also has a great stationery and print range!
Like most artists, Jenny finds her inspiration from many sources such as vintage china, the seaside, flowers, fairground rides and old red buses to mention but a few! With such a diverse subject matter to work with, Jenny's collection is constantly fresh and contemporary.
Garden Button Collection
I really hope you have enjoyed this feature as much as I have. I'm going to be hosting these Artisan Feature slots on my blog from now on (albeit somewhat randomly), and will be constantly on the look out for inspiring people and makes to share. If you know of anyone you think would make a good feature, or indeed if you feel you would like to showcase your own art or craft business then why not get in touch with me ~ I'd love to hear from you!
'Til next time, have a great weekend.