About Me

At heart I have a passion for making a sewing machine do things most people wouldn't dream of, let alone attempt, whether this is under the heading 'Artist', 'Designer' or 'Embroiderer'.

I use a variety of other techniques in my work, including hand embroidery, feltmaking, goldwork, printing and dyeing. I like to reinvent traditional hand embroidery techniques, such as cut-work, using free-machine embroidery often in conjunction with wire and a soldering iron to create contemporary work.

I have a First Class degree in Applied Creative Design (Textiles). I was a finalist in the 2010 Hand & Lock competition for Hand Embroidery and selected for the Embroiderers' Guild graduate showcase at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in 2011.

Contact me if you would like to find out more at diana@dianabarrettdesigns.co.uk