British textile artist Debbie Siniska works using reclaimed/vintage textiles and traditional hand tools, to create mats, cushions and banners. She is also a felt maker and makes felt clothing, hats and bags.
Her work, has been exhibited and sold at Charleston Farmhouse, and she was commissioned to make a reproduction of an original Bloomsbury rag rug that now lies in Maynard Keynes bedroom at Charleston, home of the literary/art group of the 1920’s that is open to the public. Her work was commissioned for the Tate Gallery shop in London, to accompany an important exhibition of Bloomsbury painters to celebrate the millennium.
Debbie Teaches in schools and colleges, including West Dean College near Chichester, and she holds her own monthly workshops in East Sussex. Her work has appeared in several craft/textile books and magazines, and has also been featured in the Sunday Times, and the Sunday Telegraph. Debbie was televised by the BBC whilst working with school children in Brighton, and for Channel 4 on a home makeover programme.
She works to commission from her studio in East Sussex, and sells at shows, galleries and at Open Studio in June and November each year. Her work has also sold in National Trust venues. Debbie is a member of the Sussex Guild and is the author of a book ‘Rag Rugs – Old into New’.