Cally Youdell is a textile artist based in North London. She is an RHS show trader (Chelsea Flower Show 2021 & 2022) and teaches free motion embroidery at Islington haberdashery Ray Stitch. She loves the joyfulness of free and whimsical illustration, and approaches each piece with this in mind.
Her work is a celebration of nature in an urban environment. Cally is interested in how houseplants can transform a small living space, and how each plant has its own individual personality. She aims to bring out their wonky quirkiness with each stitch.
Cally works on a 15-year-old Janome sewing machine, taking the presser foot off in order to achieve ‘free motion’ – drawing with a needle and thread. She uses recycled Japanese canvas for sustainability and a beautifully rustic texture. Each plant pot is a fabric scrap from her stash, carefully chosen for funkiness of pattern and how well it pairs with the particular plant.
Thank you for checking out the Cally Youdell Textiles website! Take a look around and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all.
Cally is excited to be trading at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the second time this May!