Meet the maker Rachel Kelly

Hello and welcome to Velveteen. I'm Rachel and I'm the maker behind what you see in this shop. I have grown up sketching and painting and I think was always destined to pursue a life creating things. I discovered the wonderful world of textiles a while back and just fell in love with the endless possibilities of creating and working with fabric.

I work mainly with free machine embroidery and applique as it means I can draw straight from my imagination. I get ideas everywhere but I absolutely love children's books and I am very influenced by the colours and shapes found in them, I love working with pattern and colour and so really enjoy exploring fabric shops!

I make purses, totes and handbags, gadget cases as well as cushions and pictures. I use good quality cotton canvas and linens for each piece and use only the nicest most colourful cottons I can find to line them. I make every item unique, a little piece of art in its own right.

I hope you like what you see. if you have any questions do not hesitate in sending me a message. You can also follow me on Facebook on

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