About Faerie Story

 

Hello! I’m Emma, the Designer / Maker / Company Director at Faerie Story.

I’ve always enjoyed art and design and studied a fine art degree in Winchester where I specialised in fine art painting, followed by a postgraduate degree in production design for film and television at Kingston.  

After graduating, I took part in the BBC Visions Design Award where I was a winner two years running in the Production Design (Drama) category. The prize included a one year apprenticeship training within Art Direction (Drama) at the BBC. I then embarked on a varied and interesting career within production and costume design for film and television.

 

  

After too many years of long hours, working outdoors in all weathers and extensive travel within film I needed a break! I began designing and making  products for sale at home, selling on Etsy and starting my own website, generally keeping much more flexible hours. I've been able to fit my work around kids, dog walks and family life. It suits me perfectly. 

I design and make everything in my shop myself using 100% cotton designer fabrics and premium wool felts in cute, co-ordinated colours. I favour a simple, quirky style and find inspiration in my children's drawings and story books.

 

As an artist I find I have a lot of ongoing interests and inspirations! I love to paint seascapes in acrylics and flowers in watercolour, I make paper and silk organza flowers for handmade fascinators and flower crowns. I enjoy drawing, painting, photography, and graphic design.

My current inspirations within textiles are metalwork embroidery and tambour beading. Tambour is a type of couture beading worked with a very fine hook, similar to a tiny crochet needle.  I am currently working on some kit designs to include in my shop.