Tessa Allen, I am an embroidery designer and work freelance for other designers offering my embroidery services. I mostly work using an old Singer Irish machine, but do a lot of digital and hand embroidery too.
See my work here
What makes you a colourful woman?
Colourful on the inside because I have a need to explore everything, from different cultures to books to museums to countries. I’m colourful on the outside because I like to wear funky patterns and colourful shirts!
How do you know Lou?
Well…I actually researched her in my first year at Bath University Textile Design BA Hons. When I moved to Bristol, Lou asked me to help with beading on the Pukka Herbs project. Now she can’t get rid of me!.
How has working for louiji g influenced your creativity / attitude?
Work hard but remember to laugh, stick to your guns, be true to your own style, take things with a pinch of salt, trust your instincts, be kind, be humble.
Being in the studio with Lou and Lyds is super fun, we get a good dancy playlist on the go and have a break mid-stitch for a little boogie, three of us beading at the same time is a breeze!
In three words please describe Lou’s artwork
Crazyamazing (that counts as one), intricate, magnificent.