Country Girl Corner

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Country Girl Corner is the window into the creative world of boutique textile artist and designer Lesley de Matos.
Her uniquely clever and enchanting handcrafted creations span the home and fashion accessory genres.  Each piece is unique and employs a modern approach to traditional textile crafts that leads to the quirkiness of style in the execution of the work and the subject matter.
From primitive ethnic dolls to comfy country quilts and her now infamous funky jean bags, Lesley has a distinctive and yet familiar style, specializing in muted tones and natural warm colours  The fabrics, buttons and trims used, are natural, re-cycled or vintage where possible giving the pieces a worn but loved feel.
More recently her framed textile pictures have become highly sought after and are the result of hours and hours of painstaking work using hand applique and embroidery. The end results are beautifully simple and wonderfully expressive tactile pieces of art that evoke feelings of warmth comfort and happiness.