I am a textile artist and designer based in the Staffordshire countryside, making textile wall hangings, cushions, lampshades, chairs, and many other original fabric creations. I use sumptuous fabrics and intricate stitching to create contemporary textile treats for your home, business or as a gift.
Sewing is my absolute passion and I began by making little outfits for my teddy at the age of about five. However, at age 13, my sewing teacher indicated that I was not even worth entering in for a qualification! That was fine by me as I did not feel inspired to make a drab, boring apron for the exam anyway and I have never been one to stay 'within the lines', much preferring to run away with my own creative enthusiasm!
I won several design awards at University and later went on to sell my woven creations to Habitat, amongst other renowned places.
I now concentrate on producing work that I am passionate about and is exclusively made by me. I have spent the last few years developing the Jo Hill range of embroidered designs. My textile designs are inspired by the beautiful British countryside, in particular its diverse range of wildlife that is so often hiding in amongst the grasses and the trees. We are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so much nature and I want to invite you to share a little piece of it in your own home, interpreted with luxury fabrics and delicate stitching in my own unique style.
The colour palette of my signature style echoes the magnificent range of colours found in nature, and fine, detailed stitching allows me to really explore the wonderful year-round details that the countryside displays.
I am proud to say that all of my original textiles are handmade by me in Great Britain with love, joy and lots of passion!
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