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Abigail Brown Fabric Birds and Papier Mache Animals

November 24, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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…

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

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A few, more familiar faces from the bird world.

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

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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.

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4 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

  3. DEBAJYOTI RAKSHIT permalink
    May 5, 2020 2:33 am

    Excellent artworks….! Keep it up…! 👍 ( Being already into creating paper mache’ art objects like masks etc. I loved your creations). Thank you…

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