Welcome to Lynda Shell Textiles.
Lynda Shell is textile designer/maker who, in 2004 was awarded a first class BA Honours degree in Contemporary textile Practice after studying as a mature student at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. She is a member of the Makers Guild in Wales and MaP-Makers and Practitioners.
Her textile collection includes bags, purses, cushions and throws, all inspired by military history and designed to celebrate the courage and bravery of soldiers at war. Thus these practical items may transgress their ordinary function bringing meaning into our everyday lives.
She uses a variety of luxurious fabrics, including wool, leather, suede and velvet, many of which are recycled from local businesses. Her techniques include silkscreen print, transfer print, hand and machine stitch, fabric manipulation and embellishment.
Her aim is to produce unique sophisticated contemporary designs that demonstrate her ideas and concepts, possess a strong visually aesthetic appeal and a high level of craftsmanship.