Elwyn comes from a design background having studied technical drawing and art in secondary school, then going on to practice screen printing which incorporated her drawing and design skills. She was taught to sew by her Mummar (Grandmother) when she was six years old on a treadle sewing machine which she still has, but now uses her modern machines to produce her pieces using the same methods she was taught back then. She is now retired and has the time to develop her skills and try her hand at a mixture of media to produce her works with a focus on vintage materials and up cycling.
Elwyn's textile work is a mixture of handmade 'one off' and upcycled pieces using vintage materials and hand embroidered heritage tablecloths etc. Since retiring she has been working with pencil, ink, water colour, collage and fabric to produce her art works. She turns vintage books into decorative pieces that incorporate her art works as well as preserving their history and saving them from landfill.
Decorative Upcycled Bird Cage.jpg
Upcycled Pinnafore from a hand worked vintage tablecloth.jpg
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