Today we say hello to…Georgie Arts, who makes wonderful embroidered textiles.
“There’s fairy dust in everything…!” – Georgie Arts
Find out more about her below…
What I make and do.
I make embroidered textiles, from framed and free hanging pieces and installations mostly to commission but also a wide variety of gifts and accessories ‘off the peg’. I also make bridal tiaras, favours and embroidered stationery for all special events.
I’d describe my style as colourful, detailed and luxurious. Hand and machine embroidery, beading and embellishment on mixed media and hand- made and dyed fabric surfaces.
How long have I been making my craft?
I’ve stitching all my life, professionally since 1979 after my apprenticeship with the Royal School of Needlework, but in a more experimental and mixed media way for the last ten years or so.
It’s hard to say, customer choices ebb and flow. Perennial favourites are my bags and I’m constantly making bespoke embroidered cards for special occasions. But everything has it’s moment for which I’m grateful!
What I enjoy most about my craft.
It’s a wonderful thing to be constantly doing what I love most. Working with exquisite materials and colours, constantly following new themes and finishes and meeting with other artists and creative minds makes my work a great pleasure.
Do I take part in other craft events?
I’ve had a few exhibitions, exhibited at Country Fairs and a few art and craft fairs, but am mostly reached through my website and by word of mouth. I sometimes get invited to talk about my work at embroiderers groups, craft and ladies groups which is always very enjoyable.
Products I’ll be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair.
There will be plenty of sparkle on the day, a few specials and a selection from my range including beautiful evening and occasion bags with my signature hand- made fabrics, little note/sketch books with gorgeous scrunchy and leaf strewn covers and richly coloured jewellery rolls. You’ll find embroidered and silken greetings cards, little boxes just the right size to house a fairy or little treasure and a few sparkling tiaras and hair pieces from my bridal range.
Plans and ambitions for the future?
I’d like to get my work to a wider audience and so plan to work harder on my website and perhaps start a blog. To work with some of the great textile artists and embroiderers would be exciting and I’d love to write a book. Someday I’ll find time between my stitching! Oh, and I’d like to have a larger studio someday with an organised place for everything before I drown in fabric and thread.
Since I started work on this event I’ve had a few problems with fairies getting into my studio. They’ve left shoes, hats and other possessions which have got caught up in my embroidery and there’s fairy dust in everything. So I’ll be bringing a selection of ‘Fairy lost property’ with me!
We can’t wait to see Georgie Arts creations! And the fairies can be sneaky leaving their fairy dust everywhere- they can’t wait to see all the hats and embroidery all sparkly!
See Georgie Arts website: www.georgiearts.co.uk