Holly graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Textile Crafts but her love for textiles, making and general crafty-ness has grown since childhood. Holly is a Textile Artist specialising in the everyday through soft sculptures, softening the lines of a usually solid idea. Holly is inspired by her daily surroundings and the unnoticed aspects of life and how as an artist she can challenge the status and meaning of the humble object, using her personal textile craft techniques.
Holly’s current work came from exploring ideas of the objects that feature in our everyday activities. She began to focus in on the idea of shopping and was stitching a flat bean can in her room and thought it may be possible to make the bean can but from stitched textiles completely softening the solid idea and producing a soft and nostalgic object, and that’s when Supermarket Stitch was born.
Each of Holly’s soft sculptures are completely handmade using a variety of fabrics and take her a few days to complete.