Jo is an embroidery artist, creating intricately stitched artworks inspired by classic British country gardens and the rural simplicity of wild flower meadows.
Impassioned by a love of the British countryside and vintage textiles embellished by her grandmother’s generation, Jo’s aim is to create heirlooms for the future by capturing the essence of these influences in her own work.
With a background in fashion design, Jo began by recalling stitches learnt at school and teaching herself new ones that she combined to develop her own style.
From her home in Somerset, she now produces delicate embroideries both by hand and machine onto hand-painted backgrounds and linens.
Using tonal layering of threads and a range of embroidery stitches Jo creates a unique perspective from ‘a rabbit’s eye view’ of English meadows.
In 2011, Country Living magazine awarded Jo ‘Best Craftsperson’ in their Kitchen Table Talent Awards. Emma Bridgewater, competition judge, declared “Jo’s work demonstrates real vision”.
When we first saw Jo’s work at BCTF this year we were blown away by how intricate it was and are so proud to now be showcasing a selection of her hand embroideries to show you.