I never tire working with handwoven Harris tweed. It’s a work of art before I even start. This guy has large antlers I made of wire, clay and paint. He is mounted on aged oak and is looking at me as I write. I kept him!
I love making these birds. Painting the beak to get really sharp lines and adding the shimmering fish sits perfect against the knotty driftwood.
My aim is to get you smiling… are you smiling yet?
When the good ladies of Harris sent me this tweed I felt it was just begging to be made into a hare. And for once I didn’t mount it on wood but let him sit proud, straight on the wall.
Great cormorant textile sculpture – I just love how the paint makes it look almost fluffy!
Painted velvet and large twisted horns. But it’s the huge, black eyes with double rows of lashes that makes her great.
I love frogs and always used to kiss them when I was a girl. I kept doing it long after I was married but as my husband says he never feels any more regal I’ve stopped. I loved creating this prince – warts and all.
Using my powers as a textile taxidermist to resurrect extinct species I see as a responsibility.
English Bull Terrier textile portrait.
Painted cotton with faux fur and just the right amount of bling. I search high and low for vintage and fun jewellery to suit my pieces.
Textile ostrich trophy
Harris tweed seal on driftwood
Circus Hare. All vibrant tweed and all fun. The strip of black and white really sets him off.
Painted cotton puffin lying on driftwood
Hot pink Harris tweed doe. I love the look of this super feminine, friendly and still sazzy girl!
The lamb’s wool is created by hand stitching on tiny pieces of yarn. It’s a labour of love but I think the result is worth it!
Hand stitched and painted cotton. The ultimate vegetarian trophy.
Cat with a dead bird hat. Because it’s funny! She’s made from a stunning, thick velvet and her huge eyes are casted in resin and hand painted with glass paint. She’s a pretty kitty… but I feel she could be rather mean.
Peaking out from her knotty piece of driftwood this lace bat is ready to take flight.
Lady Hedgehog. I made this little lady using faux furs. She’s the softest hedgehog you’ll ever encounter.
One of my largest pieces at just shy of a meter from top to bottom. All hand stitched cotton and painted with eight layers of textile paint. He’s magnificent.
Mustard Harris tweed and hand knitted hat – you don’t get much sweeter than this.
Cotton fish with painted details and sequins
I am very selective taking orders as I want to be free to create what I want. I find the process more fun and each piece one of a kind.
Slug trophy – Gardener’s revenge
Monochrome coo. Sometimes less is more (but usually more is more!). This coo was created using some stunning fabrics. For the head I used a hand woven vintage cotton and the horns are a cool vintage Marimekko. Mounted on aged oak and large he would own any room.
Are you missing anything shiny…?
Handmade OOAK textile dog portrait.
Hibiscus printed fabric, sequins and feathers. This is a proper fun piece of textile art!
Large, handmade and so friendly. Her new mama named her Mona Lisa.
Highland coo in thick velvet and lace appliqué. Faux fur fringe and rough wood. Yummy.
Camel in the making.
I find upcycling exciting, turning something discarded into something beautiful can never be a bad thing.
One of my all time favourites! This wee guy has the cutest expression and I can’t get enough of his huge feet.