As you may have guessed I have a bit of a thing for birds.
I seem to be inexplicably drawn to all manner of beautiful art featuring our feathered friends so today I thought I would share one of my absolute favourites, Abigail Brown.
Abigail is a continuous collector of fabrics, either bought new or used items she gathers to give new life to. Her pieces might be formed from her old pyjamas, someone's curtains from the 1970's or her friend's old skirt. She loves the colour and vibrancy of the new fabrics but the life that still lives on in an old garment or piece of cloth, and enjoys the process of turning it into something new. Her work centres around animals because they fascinate and inspire her.
Her work is all hand made; hand sewn by Abigail herself in her studio. Each piece is exquisitely crafted with great love and attention to detail. Whilst pieces are often replicated, no two will ever be the same and that is what makes each one such a treasure.
Abigail is very talented, creating her beautiful little creatures using preloved materials and her amazing skill. I find it astonishing how real the birds look. Pop along to the website and take a peep. I promise you won't be disappointed.
|source: all photographs property of Abigail Brown|
I have one of the beautiful owl prints and I hope to save my pennies and one day give one of Abigail's little birds a home.