“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it. I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.” That’s how this Leeds-based textile artist presents himself. A reserved artist in England who goes only by this name and who creates beautiful woodland creatures and plants that seem to have come right out of old English fables. Mister Finch is a master of artistic recycling. Discarded velvet curtains or cloth snipped from old aprons and wedding dresses become spiders, rabbits, mushrooms, and strange hybrid lifeforms.
He is a self-taught artist who has find his way in sewing after trying a number of creative disciplines. “I adore sewing” he says, and that’s evident admiring his works of art coming out from undesirable fabrics and forgotten materials.
A collection of his fairytale works is now present in his first book Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World