I am originally from the north of England but for the last seven years I have called Amsterdam in The Netherlands home. I live here with my husband and two slightly wild but lovely children.
I graduated in Textiles from Goldsmiths College at the University of London in 2003. After graduating I moved to Amsterdam and started working in the costume Atelier of the National Ballet and Opera house, which was both amazing and daunting (not speaking that much Dutch at the time). I now work freelance as a designer and textiles artist.
My handmade canvases are unique and are created using a selection of new and reclaimed fabrics. My work is composed of subtle lines and color combinations produced through layering, piecing and sewing fabrics together. I draw inspiration from my every day environment and hope that the way in which I recapture the landscape or moments of ordinary life allows people to appreciate them with a fresh perspective.
Laura Amiss Design is a registered company, everything you see in my shop is designed, crafted and built by me.
My two passions are textiles and illustration, I have endeavored to combine the two in my work.
Thank you, Laura