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About the Artist

I began sewing, embroidering and knitting as a child, taught by my mother and grandmother and my love of working with fabric, yarn and thread has stayed with me ever since.

I particularly like working out my own designs for pictures and wall-hangings, and the Celtic, Pictish and Viking heritage of Scotland in general and Orkney in particular regularly feature in my work.

Orkney inspires many artists with its beautiful scenery and palette of vibrant colours and I have collaborated with a photographer and a water-colourist to adapt some of their work and re-imagine it in felt and embroidery.

As well as the art pieces I enjoy working with fabric and yarn using knitting, crochet, felting, small-scale weaving, sewing and embroidery to produce practical articles.

Every piece I make is unique.

— Jo Constantine