SALLY STONE - HIPPYSTITCH
I create contemporary jewellery and textiles, making use of constructed fabric and buttons.
I love texture and colour - the way they capture your attention and make things more tactile and eye catching. They are important starting points for the items I choose to use in my work or in the fabrics that I construct and develop for use in my jewellery. It's interesting to start with one fabric and, through layering and collage, end up with something other. A lot of my work involves stitching and embellishment. I feel this gives my work a "must touch" element.
My other pre-occupation is with buttons. As a child, I always loved to rummage through my Grandmother’s button tin. This fascination with fabulous buttons continues and now I try to incorporate them as often as possible in my work. I like the way old buttons bring a history with them and finding new uses for buttons as jewellery or decoration is a pleasure.
I try to give my work a fun and funky edge that will appeal to all sorts of people.