Sep 14, 2009

Miso Funky Designer Feature

About Miso Funky:

I design and make offbeat interiors, taking the traditional medium of embroidery, and cross stitch in particular, and bringing it bang up to date with a modern twist. The art of embroidery is seen as very much an old-fashioned pastime and is long-associated with Victorian samplers or grannies stitching kittens in baskets but I like to challenge these perceptions with my quirky take on a traditional craft.


My inspiration comes from so many different places - one of my best-selling items was inspired by an ancient heavy metal t-shirt of my husbands, another by a friend's catchphrase. Inspiration can hit in the strangest of places - I can be struck by an amazing idea when out shopping, when at my day job (I also work full-time as a Subtitler for TV) or just from a piece of old vintage fabric.

Signature Piece:

This is now my Make Tea Not War sampler. This was featured in the Sunday Times Style Magazine 2 weeks ago and I've been flat-out making them 24/7 ever since!

We Make Christmas:

This is my first time selling at a market in London and I'm really excited to be involved in We Make Christmas. I'll be bringing a selection of my embroidered samplers, as well as Christmas cards with a difference and my new selection of Miso Funky make your own kits, which I'm just about to launch.

Your Sites

You can find me at, as well as at Folksy, Etsy, My Deco, Dawanda and Artfire. You can also see me at various shops and galleries around the UK (

1 comment:

Fabric Nation said...

I am so looking forward to seeing these at We Make. The 'in case of emergency break dance' made me laugh out loud! I am saving all my xmas shopping for We Make.