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Rare Notions by Phiona Richards

pleasing tactile structures

Phiona Richards creates interactive book sculptures and intriguing jewellery using traditional needlework techniques.

“Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence and regenerate them into pleasing tactile structures using a variety of needlework techniques. Although they appear to be fragile and delicate they are quite robust and interaction becomes a therapeutic experience on many sensory levels.”

Phiona Richards trades as Rare Notions and is one of Design-Nation’s Fellows.


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