Continuing my series of images of creative women in the South West is Belinda Delany, a textile designer/maker based in Devon. She uses natural fibres such as merino wool and silk in a beautiful range of colours to make luxurious wraps, wrist warmers and jewellery. In particular she specialises in Nuno felt, a process where wool fibres are felted onto fine fabrics, such as silk, to create a luxurious fabric.
I asked Belinda where her interest in working with fabrics and fibres began “ I have been interested in textiles since my teenage years when I began to make my own clothes. I began to make felt about five years ago during a fibrecraft course at Bicton College in East Devon” I also asked her what inspires her beautiful work “ I’m really inspired by colour and use a broad palette in my work. I take a lot of photographs of the world around me whether in my garden, on my travels, at an art gallery and use these images as inspiration”
Belinda currently sells her work at craft fairs throughout the year, and you can find her at the following events in the run up to Christmas:
You can follow Belindas work on her Belinda Delany Designs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/belindadelanydesigns/ and she plans on opening an Etsy shop soon to further promote sales of her amazing work and hopefully reach a broader audience.