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"In stories of old are stories to be told". Handsewn pages revealing words 'found' by thread.

Hello, I'm Jocelyn, a paper and thread artist.

I handsew longstitch across the ageing pages of rare vintage books and contemporary watercolour paper, creating lines of thread to obscure the text, re-imagine the narrative, and discover a message within a story.

The way we use language to communicate inspires each piece, the essence of which is to choose your words wisely; say less and mean more.

Quintessentially British, each original vintage artwork is an utterly unique piece of art. This is in part due to the increasing rarity of these books, some of which are over 100 years old.

Contemporary work is created by applying the same techniques to watercolour paper, centred on the enduring themes of life, literature and landscape. This work is particularly inspired by the Lake District; most notably the Borrowdale Valley where I live and work.

A generous gift of vintage travel guidebooks has led to new work, with maps and aide memoires at their heart.

Jocelyn in her StudioHello!Handsewing a vintage storybook page
Courage my young friend
Courage, my young friend


A piece of work I created during the 2020 lockdown called "The Whole World Seems Upside Down" was chosen as a Standout Submission in the International Ashurst Emerging Talent Artist Competition 2021.

Selected as a Semi-Finalist in the international Kings House Art Gallery Competition entitled "The Year is 2020" and featured on the front cover of the gallery's inaugural magazine.

My most cherished accolade comes from Tom Daley, Olympian and avid knitter, who selected my work "Courage, my young friend" as one of his Five Favourites from the Digital Craft Festival 2021.

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Card orders received by noon are dispatched the next working day. Standard delivery is by Royal Mail First Class post. This service by Royal Mail has a delivery estimate of 1 - 2 working days, which is a guideline and not a guaranteed timescale.


Artworks are dispatched within 2 working days. Standard delivery is by Hermes. This trackable courier service requires a signature on delivery. If you are out, the courier will leave a card inviting you to rearrange delivery.

This service has a delivery estimate of 3 - 4 working days, which is a guideline and not a guaranteed timescale.

Please note: I do not dispatch over the weekend.

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Borrowdale House, Grange, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UQ, GB

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