The Incredibly Talented Mister Finch



“Scraps of thread, fabric and paper are stitched and pulled into fairytale creatures looking for new owners and worlds to inhabit. They hide in the woods, behind masks, some have died along the way and are buried under spoon lockets. Finch works alone and makes everything himself by hand in a studio full of books, glass jars and naughty cats.

Art, insects, animals, Victoriana, fiber, make up the world of Mister Finch.  I discovered the world of Mister Finch’s insects and other fabulous creatures today on Zite.com. Mister Finch is a sewing man from Leeds in Yorkshire. He creates these dazzling fairy tale like creatures from beautiful old fabric. He says his inspirations come from nature. The life cycles of birds, insects, and flowers are particularly interesting to him. As he is from a country rich in folklore,  witches, cats, hares, and other creatures take part in his creations.

He likes recycled fabric like velvet curtains, an old wedding dress and old aprons because he can sew his stories into the fabric and into the creatures he creates. And he likes cats. Read more about Mister Finch on his blog, My Name is Finch and on his Facebook page.

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