Clare at The Grimm Exhibition

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Clare at The Grimm Exhibition
Clare at The Grimm Exhibition

The Grimm Exhibition

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About Clare at The Grimm Exhibition

Clare at The Grimm Exhibition

Colour and sparkle are my favourites.

Hello, my name is Clare and I live in the Berkshire. I've been crafty for as long as I can remember. I made clothes for dolls when I was little, adapting bought dolls clothes or seeing how bits of felt or knitting would fit round a doll, I then designed clothes and costumes in my teens for fun (I still have 3 large folders full) I love costumes. After school I went to fashion college for 2 years. Since then I have had a number of jobs, one of those office jobs had very little work for me to do and internet access(a great combo) and I discovered the things I could buy like beads and fabrics, and the fantastic creations others had made in places like Pinterest, and this inspired me to make and sell my ideas.
The original idea for my Grimm Exhibition shop was to mix the dark side of fairy tales with the modern world. I don't think I have fulfilled my own brief as I get easily distracted by other things like trying to make clothes for myself and I recently acquired a die cutting machine which I have been using on greeting cards non stop. But I love the idea of fairies so I incorporate some into my prints. I love the Victorian era, and the look of Silent era in film history, also La Belle Epoque when women were beautifully dressed in fine clothes, jewellery and headwear.
Now I love to sew and solder. I cut glass(which is scary) into shapes so I can build and solder keepsakes. I love to design my own images and have them printed onto fabric like my cushions. I'm currently unemployed due to redundancy(my 4th) so I spend my spare time planning out how to make my designs into a reality. I'm currently drawing my own images to make into greeting cards.