Valerie Williams

My inspiration comes from the countryside areas where I have grown up and always lived.
I love the shapes and colours found in nature but especially those in leaves and insects.
I mainly use synthetic fabrics in my work due to their versatility in being manipulated and although they look fragile, they can be surprisingly hard wearing.
Their fine lightweight qualities help preserve a sense of fragility and help me to achieve all of the finer details.
Free machine embroidery techniques enable me to ensure each piece is unique and I often further embellish items with hand stitching and beading to create texture and light and shade.