I am a sucker for quirky illustrations, so I just love these embroidered pillows! Jacky who’s namesake shop, Jacqueline Turpin Handmade, uses her background in Interior Design to create unique home and personal accessories with an illustrative twist. Her shop ranges from her illustrated embroidered cushions to adorable felt brooches.
Born and raised in Swansea, Wales, it was a move to rural France, when she found herself without a day job, that brought her the opportunity to explore her creative passions. She was considering illustration, but came across free-motion stitching, and from there re-discovered her love of sewing. Jacky has a B.A degree in 3D Design from Buckinghamshire collage and spent 12 years in Hong Kong working as an Interior designer and as a Interior stylist for an architectural firm before moving to France with her family.
My favorite item at the moment is probably the bunting. I’m pleased with the way it turned out, and think it is something people can use over. Saying that, I also have a fondness for the old lady and school girl figures – they remind me of my childhood in the UK.
My influences are memories of home, 1970s/80s Britain. I have always loved vintage 30s – 50s decor.
She’s currently only selling online, but hopes to visit some local deco type shops soon to see if they would be interested in stocking a few pieces for a trial. You can also find Jacky at her website. She’s had no sales yet, so let’s help give her a kickstart!