A Mixed Media Textile Artist, inspired by everyday beauty, I combine freehand machine embroidery, appliqué, paint, crochet and more to create my original textile pieces.

Workshop in a Bag, Textile Art Kits

Workshop in a Bag, Textile Art Kits

One of my passions being a textile artist is to teach and share my skills with others. So in addition to my workshops run in Watford, to share the beauty …

Greetings Cards

Greetings Cards

New 15 x 15cm Greetings Cards Each card displays one of Katie Essam’s original textile designs, with artist’s signature. Available in packs of four. High quality, professionally printed, square cards …

Needle Felted Projects

Needle Felted Projects

I love to keep learning new textile skills to add to my repertoire. So I taught myself how to needle felt and I’m really enjoying it. Here are a few …

My Studio

My Studio

Thought you might like a peak into my studio to see what I get up to,  so here you go!

More Textile Brooches

More Textile Brooches

Handmade, freehand machine embroidered and appliquéd fabric brooches. Made with cotton, linen and thread. Presented on a card backing entitled ‘You’re sew lovely’ with a 45mm brooch bar. Packaged in …

Prints

Prints

High quality Signed Giclee Prints on textured Papyrus Raised and mounted on an acid free card background Framed in a simple but elegant 30.5 x 25.5 cm cream painted wooden …

Out from behind the glass

Out from behind the glass

I’ve been experimenting with textures and building up layers. Mounting them in a lovely distressed box frame with no glass, works beautifully. Allowing you to touch, feel and interact more …

Textile Brooches

Textile Brooches

Handmade, freehand machine embroidered and appliquéd fabric brooches. Made with cotton, linen and thread. Presented on a card backing entitled ‘You’re sew lovely’ with a 45mm brooch bar. Packaged in …

Mixed Media Collages

Mixed Media Collages

A few new pieces I’ve been making, using found objects and a whole range of textile techniques. They are still are work in progress, but couldn’t wait to show them …

Details/Close ups

Details/Close ups

A few close up images, showing stitch work and fabric details. These help to explain the process of making my pieces.

Framed Pieces

Framed Pieces

The finished product! If your interested in buying any of my work, please Visit my Shop

3D pieces

3D pieces

With these pieces I decided to challenge myself and go 3D. Using a range of media and techniques including, freehand machine embroidery, appliqué, paint, crochet, paper and found items. I …

Chickens

Chickens

I have a bit of a thing for chickens and would love to keep them. However with a small garden and a dog, it’s not feasible, so I content myself …

Vintage Inspired

Vintage Inspired

I love all things vintage! Here are some pieces which have been inspired by my love. Vintage love seats, bunting, ducks and typewriters, with more to come! Visit Shop