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I am (hopefully) back!!

Sun Nov 17, 2013, 6:20 PM
Long story short I have been absent from dA due to a combination of art block, real life and work kicking my arse bigtime plus some problems with my account. But anyway, I am hopefully back for the time being and will be posting some new stuff soon.

One of the things I was doing was re-jigging my Etsy shop and you can now buy historic costume inspired jewellery there so check it out! I'll be uploading some pictures of my latest designs onto dA over the next few days.

I have also set up a dress diary on tumblr, which I am using to document my sewing projects. I say dress diary, but will also feature traditional craft and sewing projects too as I have fallen in love with 19th century patchwork. Check it out for lots of notes and progress photos of what I am currently working on.

Finally, to the handful of people I owe gift art/trades to, I haven't forgotten you (much as it may seem that I have) and I apologise for the delay. I will be working through my backlog ASAP!!


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Rachel Midgley
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
I trained as a Costume Designer/Maker and now I spend my time making costumes, clothing and other sewn items for stage and individual customers, as well as designing and making jewellery, doing illustrations and working part time with a local costume collection.

I get inspiration from history, the natural world and artists or artistic movements that I admire. I'm particulary fond of the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris, Japonisme, Indienne printed cottons and embroidery, antique lace, 18th C. botanical illustrations and silk taffeta. When I'm not hunched over a sewing machine, desk or computer I am usually outside in my garden with a book, or in the kitchen baking, depending on the weather!
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pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-dayHave your cake and eat it too 
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-dayHave your cake and eat it too 
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday- have a wonderful day! :D
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
happy b-day Rach!Have your cake and eat it too 
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Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day! :D
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