50mm x 50mm Brooch
Michele Irving is a New Zealand artist who works mainly with fabric, combining this with embroidery, paint and beads.
"I enjoy the versatility of textiles and the amazing colour range. Another reason is the feeling of following previous generations. My great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all stitched. It is my mother who taught me my first sewing skills."
The themes of her work are predominantly about animals, often combining myths and fairytales with a play on words. Her animals live in another world in which they dream, dance, and celebrate life!