I'm thrilled to be the winner of a giveaway from Lesley Riley, a textile artist whose work I have admired for a long time. When I first discovered art quilts and contemporary textiles a few years ago Lesley's was one of the first websites I found and I loved her fragments and dolls. It was a real revelation to see scraps and images used in that way and to realise that pieces of fabric didn’t have to have perfect finished edges and that fraying all added to the character. I still have in my inspiration folder a picture of a Frida doll that she made and that I printed off but I never imagined that I would actually own a piece of her work.
Click here to see what I've been lucky enough to win. I'm the grand prize winner! Thanks so much Lesley!