I was wandering around the web last night – as you do – when I discovered Mister Finch. This is what he says about himself:
My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.
I live in Leeds in Yorkshire, not too far from the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
I actually have no formal training in anything to do with sewing or my textile based work. I’ve learnt everything myself.
I’ve tried many areas creatively over the years and now I find myself sewing which I adore.
I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.
He sews the most beautiful evocative soft textile sculptures I’ve seen. They remind me of the illustrations in children’s storybooks of yesterday. Here’s a taster:
And he has cats, which makes him even more agreeable in my eyes.