Amongst the Gorse
Like so many people, when the pandemic hit I was forced to stop rushing around, and actually got a chance to sit and think about where I wanted to be. The timing finally felt right for me to combine my two passions - art and history - to create something I feel proud of every day. And so was born Amongst the Gorse, where I draw upon my knowledge and skills as an artist and combine it with folklore, England's forgotten history, and even throw in the odd creepy folk song to boot!
Using a vintage hand-cranked Singer sewing machine, I combine lustrous silks with real copper to create pieces that echo medieval illuminated manuscripts, as well as the early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement. I supply a mixture of made-to-order, personalised, and ready-made pieces, and I aim to dispatch personalised orders within 24 hours of ordering. I am also open to custom orders - let me know your idea and I'd love to work with you to create a design!
"My niece's beautiful 'M' has just arrived safely in the USA, and she was delighted with it! Many thanks" - Margaret E
Shop with Me
I am officially available to contact Monday-Friday between 10am and 6pm, although I am actually busy "making" all week long, so if you contact at other times I will try and reply as soon as I am able! I am not available after 8pm.
I aim to have items posted the day after order although, depending on workload, they are often posted day-of. I am happy to hand-deliver locally and can support same-day delivery/collection when possible.