The world-renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show is taking place next month and, alongside award-winning flower displays, will feature artwork by some very talented artists. Amanda Cobbett is an award-winning textile artist with over 25 years’ experience and will be exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Training as a printed textile designer at UAL, she worked in the design industry for over 12 years. A move to the country and a gift of an old Bernina sewing machine enabled Amanda to finally realise her dream - to work from home as a professional artist.
Inspired by nature in all its forms, Amanda’s 3-dimensional, paper-mâché and machine-embroidered sculptures are created from her studio in the Surrey Hills. Her twice-daily walk in the forest dubbed her ‘daily commute,’ is where she finds her inspiration and precious time for working through ideas. She is an expert at finding unusual flora in the hidden understorey of the forest floor.
Amanda’s embroideries, crafted by drawing freely with the needle and a blend of interwoven threads into dissolvable and fine fabrics are displayed in a contemporary form of the Victorian display case, allowing the work to be viewed from all angles.
You can visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and see Amanda's 2019 collection on Eastern Avenue, Stand EA508 from 21 - 25 May.