I was very excited to be approached by Lisa Rushton, the creative talent behind Heart Vintage UK to work on a collaboration.  Heart Vintage is an independent homeware and stationery brand focusing on past forgotten pieces giving them a new treasured life to create new and innovative products.

Designer Lisa trawls car boots and charity shops finding pieces to up-cycle with her own homespun designs, uplifted quotes & vintage inspired illustrations, creating a finished product that is modern meets vintage; keeping the traditional but feeling new as Lisa carefully balances the masculinity of the modern with the softness of vintage

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Lisa was inspired by British birds and asked me to produce a range of embroideries to be printed onto her vintage plates.  I loved this idea and started researching straight away.  My embroideries were kept simple in black thread on white cotton so the images fitted in with the designs on the plates.

It was slightly tricky using just one colour to describe the different colours and textures of the birds but I enjoyed the challenge and am pleased with the results.