About Brenda Marshall
Having my work accepted for display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London was a turning point in my life. I went on to win a prestigious fashion design competition in the Mall Galleries in Bristol and was a finalist in The Henry Foyle Trust
Textile competition. This massive boost of confidence and acknowledgment of skills, gave me the courage needed to start out in a new direction following on from a BA Hons. in Fashion Design Technology.
Formally a successful watercolourist, mixed media artist and college tutor, my medium now is painting with fibres.
I mainly work using a modern twist on ancient felting techniques to blend Merino fibres together with other luxury fibres and fabrics, including silks, bamboo, soya bean and Alpaca.
I create inspirational contemporary designs of sumptuous wraps, scarves, bags, jewellery, etc. which are described as bold, artistic, organic, exotic, colourful…. all individual, one-off pieces are inspired by the textures and colours found in the natural landscape. These are now being enjoyed worldwide.
I welcome commissions and regularly run classes.