Saffron Paffron

I am a textile artist, seamstress, costume maker, singer and street-theatre performer. My work is grounded in my early training as a specialist loose-cover maker. Later, after I re-trained as a performer and co-founded Theatre of Adventure, the ability to work with fabric in three dimensions was applied to my costume making, becoming sculptural and surreal in style and form. Combined with a childhood surrounded by creative parents, and setting up Paffron & Scott with husband Luke, these early skills have progressed into my playful and original decorative textile pieces. My long-standing zeal for re-cycling and re-inventing and my passion for vintage textiles, functional artwork, and the celebration of traditional, almost lost, needlework are at the heart of my current textile work.   To see my other work visit: www.theatreofadventure.co.uk and www.thesweetbeats.co.uk.

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Examples of Saffron’s Work

Textile Art & Soft Furnishings

"Tumbling Blocks" Wall Quilt, special commission, using scraps from family collection and clothing.  h:100cm x 100cm.

Loose-covered Furniture

Regency-style armchair, loosecovered in antique French ticking and linen.Small loosecovered chair with box pleated pelmet. Special commission.Loosecover for sprung-back arm chair. Special commission.Loosecovered tub chair, vintage French linen and velvet piping.Loosecovered sofa,  canvas and vintage velvet piping.

Cushions & Mattresses

Large Floor Cushion, made with French mattress ticking and backed with army marquee canvas on the underside.Pin Cushions, made with antique French ticking and stuffed with sawdust from Ned and Nick's workshop.Large Mattress for coffee table. Special commission.

Antique Textile Restoration

Restored Victorian Quilt - replaced patches to matchCrimean War Military Quilt. Restored, backed and quilted.17th Century Spanish Alter Cloth - restored and framed.Quilt detail - before restoration...Quilt detail - after restoration. Back-patched and covered in restoration netting.

Other Work

Lined and Interlined Curtains, Roman Blinds, Pelmets, Roller Blinds etc...Canvas-lined log basketsTextile Banner, using army marquee canvas, vintage textiles and my dad's old army stencilling kit!Caravan Interior - new curtains, cushions and sticky vinyl door covering."Fairtrade Banana" Costume. Special commission along with 3 others, for Theatre of Adventure and BananaLink charity.

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