Fiona Szabo is a modern-day maker and textile bricoleur; combining and turning eclectic and sourced materials, along with treasured items into statement pieces. From her Brighton based studio, Fiona makes bespoke, contemporary jewellery and accessories, that revive once worn, beloved garments and honor the slowly crafted workings of the artisan.
Her work sits comfortably within the tradition of textile design; knitting, weaving, wrapping, knotting, crochet, and hand-beading techniques combine to produce her statement, one-of-a-kind pieces, with multiple wearing possibilities. To complement pieces, Fiona choses reclaimed gilt findings, beach stones, organic yarns, vintage silks and furnishing brocades. Her work is hand sourced locally and hand-crafted with care in limited edition.
WORKSHOPS/TUTORING In addition, Fiona encourages people to turn their jewellery and clothing into revived items by running community based side projects; Remade In Brighton (DIY Craft) and The Knitting Bug at the Hub both which demonstrate and support the skill of remaking and focus on the potential of reclaimed textiles,yarn and found materials.