Books: Threadbare Lovely {Mister Finch}

This textile artist has captured my imagination and thrilled my senses.

Textile artist Mister Finch with one of his charming creations.

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.

Insects by textile artist Mister Finch.

The artist works alone, creating fairytale creatures
by hand in a studio full of books, glass jars
and naughty cats.

Butterfly or moth by textile artist Mister Finch. #misterfinch #textileartist #softsculptures

So very much to love in his whimsical works of heart…

Mister Finch with his amazing bumblebee sculptures. #misterfinch #textileartist #bumblebees


Yer the bee’s knees, Finch.


and his new book is a wonderland of lovely:
Mister Finch: Living in a Fairy Tale World
(Glitterati, 2014)

Peek inside Finch’s Yorkshire Studio!

Artist Mister Finch in the studio sewing one of his whimsical creatures. #misterfinch

My favorite description of his folksy gems (from the artist):
“Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…”

Moths created by artist Mister Finch. #moths #fineart

Lost, found, and forgotten…oui.

Owl by Mister Finch under a cloche.

But make no mistake, and herein lies the paradox:
with the artist’s eye and needlework love,
the creatures first imagined then born,
become unforgettable.
* * *

Bumblee sculpture by fine artist Mister Finch. #bumblebee #textileartist

Buy the book here: Mister Finch: Living in a Fairy Tale World.

Whimsical mushroom soft sculpture by Mister Finch.


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-michele

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15 Comments

  1. December 26, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    These are just mesmerizing!!! franki

    • December 27, 2014 / 4:10 am

      something very special indeed. thanks for reading, franki.

    • December 27, 2014 / 4:11 am

      hi amy! it's finch fever time!

  2. December 27, 2014 / 2:35 am

    Busy recycling wool garments to wash, felt, dye and create original flower pillows. Cutting out hundreds of geranium petals in various shades of red. Enjoy creating animals too but in the one dimensional, pillows. These creatures are so much fun to see. Thank you.

    • December 27, 2014 / 4:12 am

      look at you go! i would love a peek at those geranium petals. good point about the 3-D as that demands a skill set of its own! thanks for reading.

  3. December 27, 2014 / 4:58 am

    Oh My Effinnnnn God! I LOVVVVEEEE this. Man will I love to pick a piece if I can afford. LOVE.

    • December 28, 2014 / 12:02 am

      you can always get the book! 🙂

  4. December 27, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    So pretty…the bunnies are especially charming and beautiful! Love seeing someones artistic expression…hope your Christmas was a merry one:)

    • December 28, 2014 / 12:03 am

      thanks, tina. it was a wonderful christmas, and my crafting even continued on christmas day! i feel a little lost now that it has passed so i guess it's time to make the valentines?

  5. December 28, 2014 / 12:58 am

    Hi Michele,
    I have been super sick this past week with the worst cold, this artist Mr. finch I discovered years ago and was fascinated with his fabric art. Does his Art make you want to hunt down some old fabrics and get sewing?

    Inspiration is all around you for the taking.

    Xx
    Dore

  6. December 28, 2014 / 5:03 am

    oh i hope you are better very soon, sweet friend. his art mesmerizes me…i think because the creatures seem very alive to me, and the color palette is so sophisticated. i have been sitting in my egg chair and sewing little felted stars, and i can tell you sewing is not my game!

  7. December 28, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    Dear Michele, what a very talented artist. I adore his wonderful creatures they are so intricate and I am truly amazed!

    All the best to you in this New Year ahead!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

    • December 28, 2014 / 7:36 pm

      happy new year, karena. thank you for stopping & now it's time for me to catch up on blog reading!

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