Discovering Two Creative Loves
Abby got on a plane to London to learn hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework. Set in the beautiful historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace, she learned from some of the best hand embroiderers in the world. The surroundings would eventually be a significant influence in her designs.
Abby went on to pursue formal training in illustration. Soon after, she painted her first needlepoint canvas. She discovered that designing needlepoint was the perfect combination of her two greatest creative loves, needlework and illustration.
Much of Abby’s designs are rooted in the history of folk art and Jacobean crewelwork. Moreover, she draws inspiration from both the historic and the modern, creating designs that are truly beautiful and timeless.