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Rosy Tydeman

Walking Arfur

Fleece painting of me and my imaginary dog on a fine windy day
2013

Bed of Roses

Detail of fleece picture
2013

Nell is 21

Photo album cover
2013

Bluebirds grandmother clcok

Six foot tall working felt clock
2013

Maurice

A wall mounted working portrait clock
2013

Lovers clock

A wall mounted working felt clock
2013

Swimming to the Open

A free standing working felt clock
2013

Swimming to the Open (detail)

A free standing working felt clock
2013

Sea Urchin

A wall mounted working felt clock
2013

Earth Laughs in Flowers

A wall mounted working textile clock
2013

To the Sea

Small mantlepiece felt clock
2013

Little Doves

Coo.. coo..
2013

Happy Kissers

A felted book cover
2013

Happy Kissers (detail)

The man hides a secret on the back of the book cover
2013

Rosy Tydeman

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Rosy  Tydeman

Ever since sneaking upstairs at the age of three and cutting up my dad's beautiful paisley pajamas with an illicit pair of scissors, I have enjoyed playing with fabric.
I have worked as a teacher, shoemaker and theatrical gauntlet-maker, but I now use felting and applique techniques to create my work. Using colourful merino fleece, gorgeous printed fabrics and a bit of stuffing and wood here and there, I play mostly with stories of love and joy, while endeavouring to push the materials beyond the probable. If an apparently soft and squeezable clock can actually stand up, let alone tell the time, then I'm happy. I enjoy the contradiction for the eyes.
A lot of my work is autobiographical or made for individual commissions, but I hope the themes are universal. In a world where conflict and financial worry are very much in the news, I aim to redress the balance with a few smiles and reminders of life's simple treasures.
I am inspired by an exhilarating enjoyment of the ordinary and everyday moments of life. Among my favourite things are walking in buttercup meadows and on windy cliff tops watching birds flying freely above my head. It's great to be alive!