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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Rachel MidgleyFemale/United Kingdom Group :iconvintage-spirit: Vintage-Spirit
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I am (hopefully) back!!

Sun Nov 17, 2013, 6:20 PM
Long story short I have been absent from dA due to a combination of art block, real life and work kicking my arse bigtime plus some problems with my account. But anyway, I am hopefully back for the time being and will be posting some new stuff soon.

One of the things I was doing was re-jigging my Etsy shop and you can now buy historic costume inspired jewellery there so check it out! I'll be uploading some pictures of my latest designs onto dA over the next few days.

I have also set up a dress diary on tumblr, which I am using to document my sewing projects. I say dress diary, but will also feature traditional craft and sewing projects too as I have fallen in love with 19th century patchwork. Check it out for lots of notes and progress photos of what I am currently working on.

Finally, to the handful of people I owe gift art/trades to, I haven't forgotten you (much as it may seem that I have) and I apologise for the delay. I will be working through my backlog ASAP!!

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Rachel Midgley
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
I trained as a Costume Designer/Maker and now I spend my time making costumes, clothing and other sewn items for stage and individual customers, as well as designing and making jewellery, doing illustrations and working part time with a local costume collection.

I get inspiration from history, the natural world and artists or artistic movements that I admire. I'm particulary fond of the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris, Japonisme, Indienne printed cottons and embroidery, antique lace, 18th C. botanical illustrations and silk taffeta. When I'm not hunched over a sewing machine, desk or computer I am usually outside in my garden with a book, or in the kitchen baking, depending on the weather!

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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day! :D
daeien Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
tetrazene Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
realy like your art style, the characters looks realistic and cute.
can you draw more vampire ladies? and/or flying vampires like the brides of dracula from van helsing movie?
LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE LOVE LOVE your costume art drawings!
daeien Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday- I hope you have a great day! :D
spartan-locke Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
oh--my Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
kippa2001 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I actually visited Gawethorpe Hall this Thursday just gone.  If I had known a fellow DA member worked there I would have said hello!  It really is a small world.

I'll say hello if I visit again. :)
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