I am thrilled to be able to share some inspirational art and design with you every Tuesday morning as Rachael's 'Art and Creative Writer'. This week, we're featuring the contemporary embroidery of Louise Gardiner.
Louise is a British illustrator and artist based in Styal, Cheshire. She grew up on her family's dairy farm and is well known for the quirky characters and creatures that she embroiders, appliqués and paints on to fabric. She has an impressive client list including Liberty of London and Selvedge magazine and taught Kirstie Allsopp free motion embroidery on her show, 'Kirstie's Homemade Home'.
She has recently developed her intricate work into digitally printed silk scarves, luxurious cushions and beaded quilts which she will be exhibiting at this weeks Tent London exhibition running from Thursday to Sunday. If you pop along, Lou promises there will be a welcome tipple of sherry to greet you! More inspiration next Tuesday, Justine x