20 July, 2011

Team spotlight Soobird

Soobird was the runner up in our first team challenge so here is a little bit about her ....
Everything I do is one of kind, my own design and creation. What you see in my  facebook gallery originated from a teacup hat I made in June 2009 for a friend's Mad Hatter's 30th Tea Party. Interest in my design was overwhelming, and I was approached by Scarlet Fullilove who invited me to sell my work in Tiger Lilly's Vintage Boutique, Reading.

This drove me to create a range of hats, brooches, fascinators and accessories all inspired by The Mad Hatter. Poker, Burlesque and 1950s styles and themes were added, many in keeping with the selection of vintage clothing available in the shop.

Originally from Blackpool, I graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2002 and worked in publishing before moving into teaching. I love my current role, and am currently building my textile empire with 11-19 year olds in Newbury.

Teaching enables me to play around with fabrics and threads on a daily basis. The people I work and live with are my biggest inspiration, and after a day sharing my skills with students, or meeting fellow enthusiasts at the local knitting group, I look forward to coming home to my workshop and creating my own work from materials I have harvested over the years.

My work has been purchased and used for a range of events and occasions, such as weddings, cocktail parties, fashion shows and burlesque. I am now looking to broaden my catalogue, and am on the look-out for any ideas or themes that are suggested to me- so please feel free to get in touch via email.

Soobird items are handmade and intended to suit the individual needs of each of my customers. This makes each one unique, and that little extra bit special.


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