Monday, 23 March 2009

Crazy about stitching!

I am obsesed about wallpapering my house, and found this lovely wallpaper while browsing about.

This is no usual wallpaper. It is not printed or painted, it is STITCHED! So who is crazy enough to stitch a wallpaper?

Claire graduated from Middlesex University with a first class BA Hons in Applied Arts. It was during this course that Claire developed her unique stitching work on wallpaper. Since her degree show Claire was chosen by Design Nation to exhibit in their annual show of the pick in design, 2003, and was taken to The London Art Fair, Islington by twist. This year Claire has also exhibited with the British Council @ B&B Italia, Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan Design fair, the Affordable Art Fair with twist, the London Art Fair with twist and at the Geffrye Museum. Claire was also selected by Elle Decoration to produce a window display for Selfridges, London. Claire has recently been shortlisted for the Elle Deco design awards 2004.
Claire uses layers of old or cheap wallpapers that she stitches together, layering patterns into the paper to produce very delicate and beautiful artworks. The range of different scenes are unique, as each piece is carefully handcrafted, layered and torn to reveal what is hidden beneath. Incorporating leather, felt and gems into the design gives these ripped papers a precious quality.

Interested to buy this wallpaper? You can request the price quotation from here. (I warn you not to faint if the price is over 1000 pound!)


Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That is AWESOME! So creative!

Liss said...

The chair and table wallpaper is really cute.

Love the new header too; every one is taking photos of daffodils except forme because it is autumn here.

Stardust said...

Oh dear what exquisite works!! I do cross-stitching and I swear it must take tons of effort to produce something like that!!

Cath J said...

stitch a wall paper?? Oh dear...thats must be expensive..;-)