Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards.
“Originally trained in fashion design and millinery, Louise has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the world of character design. As well as original Felt Mistress characters Louise has also collaborated with a variety of other artists including Jon Burgerman, Ben Newman, Jon Knox (Hello, Brute)and Pete Fowler. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally and in 2010 was given her own window on Oxford Street as part of Selfridges’ Christmas display.
“This December sees the release of “Felt Mistress: Creature Couture” – a 400 page hardback packed with over 1,650 photographs, previously unseen drawings of Jonathan Edwards’ original design ideas, details of every Felt Mistress collaboration with other artists and more. ”
Resting nicely on the intersection of Plush Love and Felter Skelter, Felt Mistress’ toys are cool characters delivered with style and terrific execution. It’s clear to see why people love her work, and I cannot wait to get hold of her book and dive into it.
If you haven’t already, you can fall in love with Felt Mistress at her website.
The Cutting & Stitching Edge is brought to you in association with PUSH: Stitchery, the must-have embroidered art book by Mr X Stitch !