This textile artist has captured my imagination and thrilled my senses.
Textile artist Mr. Finch loves sewing and stories.
Rescuing scraps of thread, fabric, curtains,
paper and beads, Finch stitches and pulls
to bring to life a world of magical threadbare
bunnies, insects, flowers and birds,
all of whom hold secrets and stories
from past lives.
The artist works alone, creating fairytale creatures
by hand in a studio full of books, glass jars
and naughty cats.
So very much to love in his whimsical works of heart…
Yer the bee’s knees, Finch.
and his new book is a wonderland of lovely:
Mister Finch: Living in a Fairy Tale World
Peek inside Finch’s Yorkshire Studio!
My favorite description of his folksy gems (from the artist):
“Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…”
Lost, found, and forgotten…oui.
But make no mistake, and herein lies the paradox:
with the artist’s eye and needlework love,
the creatures first imagined then born,
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Buy the book here: Mister Finch: Living in a Fairy Tale World.
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