10 Questions: Mister Finch

10 Questions: Mister Finch

1. Sum up your book in three words.
Inside my head.
 
2. How did you start working as a textile artist?
I've always been able to sew and wanted to create spiders and moths and just practised and practised until I could create the forms and shapes I needed. I used an old machine and any fabric I could get my hands on and just went from there.
 
3. How was the title of the book chosen?
It was taken from the sentence that describes my blog and website.
 
4. What's your working routine?
I work from a home workroom and so have breakfast make lots of tea, and sit at my desk and sew all day and into the night... in the background I listen to documentaries and old films and interviews.
 
5. Which artists are you inspired by?
Séraphine Louis and Alexander McQueen.
 
6. What's your favourite word in the English language?
Figment
 
7. Who's your favourite fictional character?
Mr. Tumnus
 
8. What was your favourite book as a child?
James and the Giant Peach
 
9. What's your studio space like?
Dark walls, dark wooden furniture, lots of shelves and tons of drawers, stacks of books everywhere and my work table which is an old door painted dark green covered in thousands of sixpences.
 
10. What do books and reading mean to you?
Everything, I've spent my life in books.
 
Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale by Mister Finch and Justine Hand is out now from Giltterati Inc. for ¬£30.