Bittern By The Bug
Hi, I am Andrea Taylor and I have been working with textiles since I was 8 years old and have had numerous experiences and roles during that time. I started Bittern By The Bug 10 years ago from our property on the Mornington Peninsula before recently moving to its new studio in Richmond. I now work in an environment of artists so my unconventional style and use of mixed media fits right in.
Over the years my stitching journey has changed and evolved. For many years I have not followed any conventional patterns in patchwork, but choosing most of the time to “wing it” and delve into more abstract and arty quilting. Today I love the freedom of working from my own studio creating without limits and boundaries.
I am passionate about creative design, colour and texture. Preferring the unusual, I like to bring a tactile form to the functional. Whilst I may make more than one of something, every one of them will be different. I am always experimenting with new techniques, fabrics and other textiles to create something different from the everyday. My creations typically use my own Hand Dyed fabrics and a combination of techniques with textiles.