Chris developed a real interest in working with textiles while studying Needlework at school with an inspirational teacher. While working full time, Chris studied Embroidery City and Guilds which opened up the limitless possibilities of working creatively with a range of materials and the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded people. Chris is a founder member of Preston Threads

Chris Cannon

Hand stitching and working with fabrics and threads is an addiction and gardening is a passion. My garden and love of plants, landscapes and the natural world provide an endless source of inspiration for my work. Recently I have been experimenting with printing, laminating and more using Procion dyes on pieces which have been stitched before dyeing.
The detail in all my pieces is achieved with a variety of hand stitches and techniques, a combination of addiction, obsession and passion.