Niamh Wimperis

Niamh Wimperis

Niamh Lily Wimperis is one of the most colourful and dynamic embroidery artists currently practicing. Her work has evolved from ultra political to a calming botanical style, and her feminist pieces have been featured in Ms Magazine, Buzzfeed and The Huff Post.

In 2018 Niamh was chosen to be on the BBC2 programme 'The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts', a living history reality show. Niamh has created a large piece of embroidery art specifically for the Drawing Room at Standen.

Taking inspiration from the original Morris & Co. ‘sunflower’ wallpaper, the canvas for her piece entitled ‘you complete me’ will be hung in the room. Through the use of projections, Niamh explains how William Morris being so important in embroidery being seen as art led her to use original Morris & Co wallpaper as the canvas for her piece and how the process of embroidery continues to help her deal with anxiety and give her a true sense of calm.

Kaffe Fassett brings his colourful textiles to Standen

The Joy is in the Making

From Saturday 29 May - Sunday 31 October 2021, 10am - 4.30pm well known makers demonstrate their creative craft. Featuring The Great Pottery Throw Down judge and ceramicist Keith Brymer Jones, world-renowned knitting, needlepoint and patchwork expert Kaffe Fassett, embroidery artist Niamh Wimperis, recently seen on The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts, internationally exhibited textile artist Mr X Stitch plus well-known presenter turned photographer Edith Bowman.