Esther loves any creative medium, in particular textiles and pen-and-ink; intricate details in drawings often translate well into fabrics. One favourite subject is buildings, and using appliqué to recreate these in fabrics, Esther adds individual touches, like pearls for a 30th anniversary, a plane for a pilot, or a welcoming cat in the window, to make commissions as personal as possible.
Esther also makes cars in fabric appliqué. While this works well with modern cars, old-timers are even more exciting to do. She now also has a range of cheeky, happy and loveable dogs.
In addition to appliqué, she works with patchwork, both portraits and abstract images, where the emphasis is on shapes created by intense versus soft colours. And as there’s also a practical side to her, she makes items like bags in colourful designs and patterns.
Proceeds of Esther’s work go to Medical Detection Dogs.
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