Meet the maker Fiona Thomson

hi, i’m fiona, and welcome to my shop of embroidered stuff.

originally from south africa, i’m a textiles graduate (embroidery at nottingham trent, 1999) now living in lovely derbyshire.
i’ve been drawing, sewing and making things all my life, and with this shop i finally found an outlet for my creative obsession.
you can find me on facebook here:

the items in my shop originally began as a collaboration with my sister - - translating her pen & ink drawings into fabric “sketches”, before creating an end product.
i work on each item individually, from fabric selection to finish, so no two items are ever quite the same - if you see something you really like, please buy it – i'm unlikely to be able to create another exactly like it.
i like to work with natural fabrics, and love calico for its imperfect and hardwearing qualities. it provides a good contrasting background for the bold cottons i use to applique my designs, before "drawing" on to them with free machine ( free motion) embroidery.

each tiny piece is hand cut and stitched freehand by me, so every piece is unique ... whether i like it or not!

the other stuff:
all UK orders are sent 1st class royal mail. i aim to post out within 24 hours of payment which isn’t always possible, but i’ll always contact you to let you know.
i try to combine shipping of multiple purchases wherever possible, so if i’ve inadvertantly overcharged you, i’ll let you know, and refund you via paypal.
i’m happy to post internationally - please contact me so i can work out postage to your location.

payment is via paypal - if you have any difficulties, please contact me.

i’m pretty confident that you’ll be very happy with your purchase, but if you’re not, please contact me within 7 days if you wish to return an item for a full refund.

all drawings and designs are copyright sal and fiona. ownership does not transfer copyright.
please DO NOT share or distribute images of my work.
please DO NOT pin my work onto pinterest.
copying or reproduction of any of my designs or illustrations is strictly prohibited!