Jacky Puzey

Jacky Puzey

Jacky Puzey

Digital Embroiderer of New Fabrics, Textures and Stories, Jacky Puzey Embroidery Ltd

Jacky Puzey completed her PhD in in Fashion, Textiles and Visual Culture in
2014 at Bath Spa University. She originally trained in fine art, working in
installation, photography and later costume and pattern-cutting. During her
PhD, she developed significant skills in digital embroidery and tailoring, as
well as teaching. She also received Arts Council England funding to produce a
collaborative theatrical project, Shade, about fashion, dress and food as
cultural exchange. Her work is inspired by her experiences of living in diverse
cultures and communities; she is fascinated by textile and fashion cultures
and the dynamic layering of images and identities. As Nigerian author
Chinamanda Ngozi Adichie has noted, ‘Culture does not make people. People
make Culture.’

Combining traditional embroidery skills with digital technology Jacky’s
embroidery uses fur, feathers, tweed and organza with drawing, laser cutting
and digital embroidery to explore her distinctive imagery and style. From feral
lace to embellished creatures, from feathered interior screens to shimmering
metallic bomber jackets, the embroideries create a baroque pleasure; forming
new fabrics, textures and stories. In her current collections, the mixing of
tattoo and urban graffiti imagery with traditional decorative patterns and
motifs, creates a gorgeous theme of ‘urban chinoiserie’ that is both
contemporary and luxurious.

In 2012 she launched her own embroidery business specialising in creative
commissions and projects for interiors, fashion and bespoke tailoring. In 2015
she won the Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery, and in 2016 was selected
to be part of the Crafts Council UK’s national Hothouse business development
scheme for designer/makers, and to show at New Designers One Year On.
Since then she has gone on to showcase her unique embroidered statement
furniture and wallpapers at Decorex and London Craft Week, building her
brand in bespoke luxury interior furnishings and bespoke commissions. She
also collaborates with specialist companies for her embroidery expertise,
including Allyson McDermott Studio, the renowned conservators and historical
wallpaper experts, to create new ideas and pieces. Her textile art pieces have
been shown at various exhibitions including World of Threads, Toronto;
Excellence in Fibres, USA; Nexus: Meetings at the Edge, Scotland and Ruthin
Centre for Contemporary Craft; and most recently, Material: Textiles at
Messums Wiltshire 2019.



FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich is Europe’s largest exhibition for screen and digital wide format print, textile printing and signage. Over 4 days visitors have the opportunity to experience the latest products and innovations on display from over 700 exhibitors.