Byloom and Hyde

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist & Designer
Location Angouleme, Charente, France
Introduction Welcome to Byloom and Hyde - bespoke distinctive and one-of-a-kind bags designed and created by myself in my old French studio. I am originally trained in constructed textiles. Since my time at art school I have travelled a long and windy road which took me places I never planned to be. My desire was always to have my own creative studio and to use my weaving loom to creat beautiful things. Here I am at last! I love it here! Creating bags has become a pleasure I never expected. I am only satisfied once I produce something I am happy to carry myself. The access I have to wonderful and unusual leathers is overwhelming and I feel very blessed to be able to do this from my home in the French countryside. My methods always involve a mix of some sort - whether weaving and stitching, or mixing cloth and leather..it's 'in the mix' that I find my designs. Spontaneity and instinct play a huge part in what I create.. Here you will find my musings and updates from time to time..
Interests printed, embroidered and woven textiles, vintage french linen, vintage fabric, old china, ttv photography, photograms, still-life photography, watercolours, drawing, colour, french flea-markets, brocantes, horses, vintage french interior decoration, scandinavian design
Favorite Movies A Room with a View, Captain Correlli's Mandolin, The Godfather, Tea with Mussolini, Pride & Prejudice, James Bond, The Borne trilogy
Favorite Music Nora Jones, Katie Melua, Stan Getz, Mozart, Einaudi, Melody Gardot, U2, Alison Krauss, Donald Byrd, Rolling Stones
Favorite Books The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe