Kate Tarling makes things that are as pretty as a very pretty thing…..
Well worth a very long peek:
Kate Tarling says:
I have been designing, making and creating as far back as I can remember.
I love the notion that a few old beads, a bit of felt and some crafty embroidery can produce something beautiful.
My talent with a needle is largely self taught, (apart from some crucial early tutoring by my mother), and since the births of my two children I have found the time and creative inclination to design and make. At present I work in a studio/shop called Fig in Bristol with five other very talented and inspirational artist makers.
When I sew I use my needle like a pen and my silks and felt become my inks. My designs can be based entirely on a stitch, or can be inspired by a snapshot of my garden. Either way, it is the combination of colour and texture that ultimately influences a piece of work.
I welcome any chance I can grab to experiment and work on something new so please contact me if you would like to discuss a commission.