Meet the Maker – Vikki Garside

Vikki Garside - textile artist

Vikki Garside – textile artist

Vikki’s love of folklore and nature combined with a passion for art and textiles was always a huge inspiration that led her to achieve a degree in Embroidery in 2002.

Embroidered British Butterflies

Embroidered British Butterflies

Following the degree Vikki worked as an embroidery designer and in 2006 she returned to education and gained an MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. There she created her first collection of dresses based on old versions of popular fairy tales.

Embroidered White Rose for Yorkshire

Embroidered White Rose for Yorkshire

Vikki’s label Liliia was launched in 2009 with the aim to create unique, detailed, hand crafted bridal wear and accessories in luxury fabrics adorned with intricate embroidery and embellishments.

Silk corsage

Silk Corsage

Silk Corsage

Silk Corsage

Vikki’s work is still inspired by the fairy tales, folklore and nature she appreciated as a child, as well as decorative arts and historical costume.

Embroidered Tudor Rose

Embroidered Tudor Rose

The designs develop from initial drawings and studies which then pass through many different processes of dye, print, stitch, cutwork and heat manipulation to create unique and entirely wearable, decorative and colourful textile accessories.

Embroidered Butterfly

Embroidered Butterfly

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