Textile Artist – Plymouth, Devon
Beverley Bailey is a qualified science teacher who has broadened her qualifications to include a city and guilds in textile embroidery and design. Her background includes exploring most forms of art and craft activities such as porcelain doll making, watercolour work, cake decorating, spinning and Pottery. This has provided a firm grounding for her exploration into the use of colour and abstract formats.
She produces exhibition pieces and practical objects such as book covers and jewellery, through the medium of freeform machine embroidery. She is presently working with multi layers of fabrics and threads on a base of modern roofing felt. This gives a hard wearing base to her work. Using common materials in unusual circumstances gives her work an individual appearance.
Her design Inspiration is currently based on natural objects such as flowers, bees and water related objects. She is a member of Plymouth based exhibition group Textures and Beyond and has exhibited at a number of exhibition sites in the South West as well as 45 Southside.