Claire Coles' work starts with drawing with thread, using the sewing machine as others would use a pen or a pencil, in a loose and fluid way. Combining collage with freehand embroidery creates a whimsical and ethereal quality.
Claire's work is inspired by old textiles and wallpapers, she builds up her colour palette working with neutral tones and gradually injecting bold and bright colours. Capturing a reminiscence of the past but with an injection of freshness.
Much of Claire's work is bespoke, often commissioned as a collaboration with a luxury brand or interior designer. We are pleased to be presenting an exclusive print collection of Claire's work, adapted from original drawings and adapted so as not to be direct copies of original pieces. We are showing these prints alongside original pieces.
We are acting as Agents for future commissions and collaborations and are able to discuss bespoke pieces for domestic and commercial interiors.