Vikki Lafford Garside 'Bumblebees on a Summer's Breeze'
Framed mixed media textiles
18.5cm x 18.5cm
Growing up in rural Oxfordshire I had an appreciation for the countryside and a fascination with nature and wildlife.
My work is still inspired by the fairy tales, folklore and nature I appreciated as a child, as well as decorative arts and historical costume. The designs develop from initial drawings and studies which then pass through many different processes of dye, print, stitch, cutwork and heat manipulation to create unique and entirely wearable, decorative and colourful textile accessories for you to wear and treasure.