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.
Lynda’s collection includes a variety of handmade stylish bag designs from large everyday bags & practical rucksacks to small clutch bags & purses. Each one is hand printed with her own unique bold & striking patterns. Lynda uses a variety high quality & durable fabrics in her work such as linen, wool and leather.
Inspiration for her designs are taken from historical artefacts. She photographs interesting abstract details and textures and develop them into contemporary patterns through a process of computer manipulation. The designs are then silkscreen printed onto fabric and used in combination with a beautifully soft leather to add textural interest and durability.
Lynda is a member of the Makers Guild in Wales and regularly displays her products in Craft in the Bay, Cardiff. She is also a member of an art group in Wales called Makers and Practitioners (MaP). As part of this group Lynda creates conceptual art pieces that are frequently displayed in gallery exhibitions. This work gives her the opportunity to explore new materials and techniques, which further develops her commercial designs. (See Projects).