Country Girl Corner is the window into the creative world of boutique
textile artist and designer Lesley de Matos.
uniquely clever and enchanting handcrafted creations span the home and fashion accessory genres. Each piece is unique
and employs a modern approach to traditional textile crafts that leads to the quirkiness of style in the execution of the
work and the subject matter.
From primitive ethnic
dolls to comfy country quilts and her now infamous funky jean bags, Lesley has a distinctive and yet familiar style, specializing
in muted tones and natural warm colours The fabrics, buttons and trims used, are natural, re-cycled or vintage
where possible giving the pieces a worn but loved feel.
More recently her framed textile pictures have become highly sought after and are the result of hours and hours of
painstaking work using hand applique and embroidery. The end results are beautifully simple and wonderfully expressive tactile
pieces of art that evoke feelings of warmth comfort and happiness.