Author(s): Chloe Owens
Chloe Owens brings the past to life. Textile artist Chloe Owens is inspired by all things vintage - much of her work is made with groovy fabrics designed in the 1960s. But she also has a passion for the annuals she read as a child, with their story strips, brightly-coloured two-tone illustrations, and snippets of instruction mixed in with activities, puzzles and games. Following the success of her first book, All Sewn Up, she has created a truly unique blend of beautiful craft projects and stylish, retro artworks and design in this blend of old and new. The projects include everything from egg cozies to upcycled chairs, and display her trademark eye for fabrics, and embellishment with applique and embroidery. Whether you are already a fan of Chloe's work or you are discovering her for the first time, this combination of practical projects with illustrations by some of the best contemporary artists will delight you.
Chloe Owens spends her time fusing applique, machine embroidery, salvaged finds and stitched drawings to create her unique style of textile art, involving dazzling use of colour and exquisite intricacy. She has a passion for colour and pattern, and draws influence from 1960s domestic and fashion fabrics, as well as her favourite children's annuals.