Contemporary crafts maker Isabel Howe specialises in laser cut embroidery, a technique she has developed using a laser cutter, wood, and silk threads to create her unique work.
She enjoys the mix of contemporary techniques with traditional elements. Her work is a modern take on the Berlin Wool Work technique a traditional technique originally used on tapestries. Using flowers, Isabel explores their Victorian Floriography meanings to create a sense of wonder, encouraging a closer look at the details leading to an opening of the imagination. Incorporating different countries and cultures, she uses her travels as inspiration for different series of work.
Isabel is currently expanding the range into wall pieces and plans to delve further into her own style, hoping to combine painting with stitch to see what efffect that will bring to the table.
Isabel is a New Licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.