Jayne Childs of J C Middlebrook lives just outside of Nottingham. Not so long ago the region thereabouts was synonymous with one industry – lace. Nottingham was the centre of production in the UK until a few decades ago, and two words just went together: Nottingham Lace. Jayne makes her lace textiles in her studio using up-to-date software and machinery. Although the heritage of the industry inspires her, she prefers to make wearable lace in vivid shades, challenging perceptions of what lace can be.
Jayne Childs is one of Design-Nation’s Fellows and also a Brand Ambassador.