Michele Irving


Michele Irving works mainly with fabric, combining this with embroidery, paint and beads. 

“I enjoy the versatility of textiles and the amazing colour range. Another reason is the feeling of following previous generations. My great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all stitched. It is my mother who taught me my first sewing skills.”

The themes of her work are predominantly about animals, often combining myths and fairy tales with a play on words. Her animals live in another world in which they dream, dance, and celebrate life.

ZIMMERMAN displays year round a selection of Irving's magical and meticulously made brooches. Pictured above are King Vincent (black dog), Queen Gabrielle (rabbit), A Cat in Mouse's Clothing, Dandy Lion (I and II), King Rupert (dog), Piggy Bank (with gold coin), Power Paw (the Power Puss), Prince Javier (fox), Queen Aoife the Fair (mouse), Rollo the Great (Rat Wizard), Rimsky the Pirate Cat and Werewolf Bride.