Hello, my name is Catherine. Loosethread was born from my love of creativity. Trained in textiles and silversmithing I create contemporary wall pieces, prints and home wares which showcase unique combinations of appliqué, hand and machine embroidery and wire-work.
I have always loved drawing, and continue to do so every day. From eye to canvas via fast and furious needle each textile piece is an impression of a moment and a reflection of a memory- my memories, layered with tactile fabrics, stitch and pattern, embellished with buttons and sometimes touches of sterling silver to add decadence.
My work is the outcome of the interaction between myself and the processes and materials I am working with. I am constantly reworking, cutting my appliquéd and embroidered textiles layering with new and sometimes repeating the process over and over until it is just right.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.