Vikki Lafford Garside

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Stag brooch

Stag brooch

Cabbage White brooch

Cabbage White brooch

Oak leaf and acorn pendant

Oak leaf and acorn pendant

Biography

Using digital stitching and hand painted detail, I am to create intricately crafted pieces of textile art for people to wear and treasure. I hope to make brooches and jewellery pieces that are unique and cherished by the wearer.

inspiration

I grew up in the countryside with a love of wildlife and nature. The natural world is a wealth of inspiration so years later my work is still continually inspired by nature and wildlife, and the stories my customers tell of their relationships with nature too. I really value meeting customers at events and I always return to the studio full of ideas!

medium

All of of my designs begin as sketches that I then use to build a digital stitch file. All of my pieces grow from a foundation of stitch. There are then many further processes involved in each piece and they usually include hand painted detail, heat manipulation, layering and the addition of embellishments. Some pieces include beading, some feature detail sculpted from polymer clay. It is the combination of all the processes that bring the design to life.