In the first of our ‘So This is Christmas’ Worthing Christmas fair interviews we welcome Rebecca Chapman. We look forward to welcoming her and her textile based gifts. Find out more about her…
Please introduce yourself and your brand..
Hi! My name is Rebecca Chapman and I create contemporary mixed media textile originals and gifts. I aim to provide a unique one off gift to treat yourself or to give to a friend and I’m also happy to undertake commissions. I hope that my work brightens up your day and brings a little bit of sunshine inside!
How would you describe your style and your creations?
I would describe my style as a mixture of up-cycling vintage fabric finds combined with contemporary colours, textures and compositions.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I am a magpie for colour and pattern and there’s nothing I love more than salvaging a beautiful piece of fabric from charity shops or car boot sales to use in my work. I enjoy the process of finding something that is just the perfect colour, or has an interesting motif and then seeing that element transformed once it finds it’s way into a piece of work.
What can we expect to find on your stall at So This is Christmas Worthing on December 6th? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I am really excited about taking part in So This is Christmas Worthing as I will be bringing along a selection of my very first printed notebooks. The patterns for the notebooks are based on my textile work but it is the first time that I have ventured into the world of stationery products! I will also be bringing along a range of original textile creations and prints as well as some gorgeous button brooches which will make perfect pressies!
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
As I’m new to the area I’m looking forward to continuing to explore the hills and beaches which will hopefully inspire lots of lovely new work and surface pattern designs!
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
I saw this on a sticker on a train in India and it has always stayed with me “There are only two ways to be happy: minimize your needs and harmonize with the circumstances”. In the midst of our hectic daily lives I think it reminds us what’s really important.
How can we find out more about you?