Introducing another of our secret marketeers:Lisa-Marie Gibbs
Patchwork Butterfly is lovingly run by myself Lisa-Marie Gibbs and marries two of my big obsessions, drawing and hand stitching which combine to make beautiful things to adorn you and your home.
Patchwork butterfly is inspired by the mundane, insane, gossip, beauty, love, life and all of the other stuff that surrounds us. So this somewhat makes the inspiration endless.
Everything I make starts with a line, that line can be a mono print, painting, or a beautiful line of hand stitching on a cushion.
The materials for my work are an eclectic mix of vintage fabrics, buttons threads and knits. Like a human magpie I collect fom everywhere and anywhere. My journeys have brought inspirational vibrant silks and my grandmothers button collection has contributed exquisite pieces from yesteryear. The cumilation of using materials from wide and varied sources means that I never compromise on quality and naturally ensures that each piece is absolutely unique.
My studio is filled with beautiful silk, vintage prints, heirloom stitchings, buttons, photographs, my beloved collection of books and poems. The menagerie of oddments and curiosities never fail to inspire my work.
I make things that I hope touch you in some way, that become part of your everyday lives, that still retain the feeling of wonder when you first saw, bought or were given them.