I work from a little summerhouse in my garden surrounded by plants and wildlife including naughty squirrels and lots of birds.
My work is always very eclectic and I think that is because of my fondness for mixed media - it means I am always trying new combinations of media and can never quite settle on any one style. This year, most of my pieces have a starting point of unique mono-printed papers which have been torn, collaged, reassembled and stitched. I have a process of using layers of paper, ephemera and magically turning it into fabric to stitch and embellish. It is exciting and a little scary never to have any idea of what is going to happen!
I enjoy making a piece out of something else - just like the stained glass series which is made from handprinted tissue paper torn into strips, reassembled, glued to muslin and then embellished with free machine embroidery.
I try to use up what I have in my "stash" and this includes many spools of vintage thread and bits of vintage fabric I have inherited along the way.
I also make hanging decorations out of the empty wooden spools, greetings cards featuring quirky birds and cats and have a whole lot more available in my Etsy shop.
Lynn enjoys working in mixed media, found objects and textiles and usually incorporates free machine embroidery somewhere along the line. She is fascinated with layers and textures and the way different mediums can be combined, often with surprising results.
As she never quite knows how her work will turn out, she allows it to develop organically. Most of her pieces are slightly wonky and quirky and she likes nothing better than to find or reuse an object and turn it into something else.
Lynn is inspired by so many things including the natural world and historical artefacts. She has a particular fondness for beach huts and summerhouses.
Lynn is a member of Textiles in Oxford.