Welcome to the Studio @ Whinnyfold
My name is Susan Bedford and I'm the artist, designer and maker behind the creations at my little studio by the sea in Whinnyfold, Aberdeenshire.
I am originally from Derbyshire in England and I relocated to this wonderful part of Scotland in November 2020. I love to be outside, in nature, watching wildlife, looking at the sunrise, sunset or night sky and Aberdeenshire has proved to be the perfect location with its abundance of stunning skies, including the northern lights that I've seen numerous times since moving here.
My inspiration comes from textures and colours in nature as well as the many beautiful locations that I have visited. Photography is always my starting point and I'm constantly capturing images of the things that interest me. As a mixed media artist I use a variety of materials and techniques to add colour to fabric, I add machine stitching to enhance colours and create texture then I use heat tools to further manipulate, texturise and seal. I create my vibrant and tactile artworks, often by cutting the fabric to rearrange the details and in a bid to be sustainable, I use any remaining fabric to make jewellery and cards. I also have my designs printed on to cushion covers and coasters for my coordinated accessory collection.
Here at my studio I have a range of my original artworks for sale and I also take commissions for new work. As well as artworks, I can create bespoke jewellery and cards for special occasions. Contact me to discuss anything that you are interested in purchasing or commissioning or to make an appointment to visit the studio.