Debbie Farrell has always been interested in all areas of textile design. Building on her London degree in Printed Textiles and Decoration, Debbie worked in a West London textiles studio producing printed patterns for interior fabrics. Debbie’s enthusiasm led her to teaching, including running art departments for international summer courses and working as a textiles teacher in a girls boarding school for 12 years. She now works full time as a textiles artist, specialising in freemotion embroidery. Debbie has exhibited her work in galleries across the South East, including London’s Business Design Centre and galleries in London, Ascot and Wargrave. She is currently represented by Fitch and Fellows gallery in Thame. She participates in Artweeks and was recently selected to exhibit at the Oxford Open. With more than 70 artists on display, Debbie won 4th prize for her large embroidery, ‘Winter in the Woods’. (see opposite).
Debbie focuses on embroidery and is inspired by her home in rural Oxfordshire. Picturesque summer poppies, Bluebell woods, frosty winter snow scenes, late summer silhouettes, along with many beautiful flowers and local landscapes are embroidered freehand by Debbie. All images on this site are available to order, so please get in touch.
Debbie is always happy to take on personal commissions, working with clients to produce unique pieces to their specifications that can be treasured through the generations. She produces personalised embroideries of homes, or special places, for example churches to commemorate weddings. She is well known for producing embroideries of dogs, from spaniels to golden retrievers, with these often commissioned as gifts.
Debbie also produces box-framed keepsakes for births, weddings and christenings. Debbie can embroider names, dates and other details, along with printed and stitched birds, flowers and insects. Debbie works with clients to choose colours, designs and imagery, incorporating her large collection of vintage lace, crochets and ribbons to produce a purely personal piece of art.
Debbie’s personalised cards can also be ordered for any occasion. Weddings, engagements, christenings, Christmas, birthdays, new homes, new babies – Debbie will ensure your card is a special memento with your unique choice of colours and imagery.