Catriona Saville-Smith

I have a B A (Hons) in Fashion Design which I studied at Kingston after which I worked as a designer in Italy and London, until I started my family. Now my children have grown, I have plunged back into art and in particular textile art. I frequently use antique and vintage fabrics and lace, embroidering either by hand or free motion machining, beading and embellishing into them, I occasionally use watercolour and other mixed media alongside my stitching, building up a multi textural feel. I am inspired by whatever beautiful fabric I am using, where it takes me, nature, beautiful jewellery, vintage clothing etc.