Skip to content
Advertisements

Abigail Brown Fabric Birds and Papier Mache Animals

November 24, 2014
Fishinkblog 8349 Abigail Brown 9 Photograph from The London Magazine

Abigail Brown is a London based artist, after completing a BA in Surface Decoration and Printed Textiles, she has since developed her own techniques and individual style for textile and paper sculpture. Her present stockists include Paul Smith and Liberty.

Fishinkblog 8341 Abigail Brown 1

She is most widely known for her fabric bird sculptures, which have been sold and exhibited across the globe and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Decoration and the beautiful textile magazine Selvedge. Look at these colourful beauties.

Fishinkblog 8342 Abigail Brown 2 Fishinkblog 8343 Abigail Brown 3

Abigail says ‘ I was drawn to fabric from a very young age. As a small child I watched my seamstress Grandma with fascination and her love of thread and fabric has now become my own. Now fabrics of every colour, shade, texture and weight create a rainbow wall in my studio. I hunt out new pieces wherever I travel, bought new, discovered at secondhand shops, or passed on from other makers. I find equal beauty in the bold, strong colours of newly dyed fabrics and the fading colour and wear of old cloth; the sign of a past life long forgotten. ‘ Her line of animals extend from the mild…

Fishinkblog 8347 Abigail Brown 7 Fishinkblog 8348 Abigail Brown 8

… to the more exotic (below) and I love her alternative christmas decorations (above) too !

Fishinkblog 8344 Abigail Brown 4

A few, more familiar faces from the bird world.

Fishinkblog 8345 Abigail Brown 5

I was really taken by her animal trophy heads, which are so much nicer than the real thing.

Fishinkblog 8346 Abigail Brown 6

There’s a great interview by Deborah Blakeley over at Zone One Arts where you can discover more about Abigail and her work or visit her blog or shop if you’d like a little bird or creature for yourself.

If you liked this you may also like my bird cards available either as single cards or as a set. Here are a selection of the designs available. Happy Day.

Fishinkblog 8350 Fishink Cards

Advertisements
3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2014 9:44 am

    How good are these? Love the anteater particularly!!!

  2. freddy permalink
    April 24, 2017 7:11 pm

    wow! amazing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: