Precious Objects is a series of work using and celebrating found objects. Having worked in museums at the start of my career, I find old objects fascinating, inspiring and precious. Many of the precious objects are tools or functional objects which already have integral narratives embedded within them; the makers of the tools, the makers who used them, those who kept, sold and bought them. See this work on madebyhandonline and in exhibitions.
Garden fork and trowel, embellished with antique lace and linen, in glass dome.
Antique rake embellished with linen threads and vintage pearls set into handle
Knitters stitch holder embellished with hand stitched threads
Antique sewing tool box with embellished tools using silk threads and hand stitch techniques.
Vintage shears with antique lace and pearls in woodworm holes.