I’m sure you’ll all be happy to know that I’ve been out and about exploring the wilds of Etsy again to find you the very best needle crafters to share with you all. While wading through a sea of thready wonders, I stumbled across the mysterious and enchanting world of Adam Pritchett and his shop ‘The Old Needle’.
Adam Pritchett is a textile artist based in the Lake District, England—his work is primarily embroidery and focuses on small intricate details & stitching. Drawing influences from traditional sewing techniques the twist of often stitching with hand-dyed fabrics and threads.
What is your earliest stitching memory?
My earliest memory would be making & sewing strange animals from bits of faux fur during summer holidays from school with my gran. We always used to make strange creatures that I’m sure she still has stored away in a cupboard!
What fires your imagination?
I’m very heavily inspired by nature, and stories of folklore & myths. I really enjoy photography, so documenting beautiful plants and flowers to use in later embroideries is always something I find myself doing. I read a lot of fiction too so that often feeds in to the subjects I embroider.
The atmosphere that Adam manages to create in his work is otherworldly and draws you in so completely. His use of such tiny stitches creates wonderful movement and detail in every piece. I thoroughly recommend you mosey on over to his shop to see more of Adam’s unique and beautiful work.
Jessica Taylor aka Loadofolbobbins is a Textile Artist and Illustrator based by the sea in Portsmouth. At her happiest with a needle and thread, with a passion for genealogy she often explores old photographs in her Textile art. With her fingers in many creative pies she loves to experiment with new techniques, creating illustrated and stitched goodies for her Etsy shop.
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