Born Restless is a labour of love for which we must thank the marvellous Hayley Wright. Based in Manchester – but born and bred in Derby – Swop n Shop will be a grand homecoming for her, and we are genuinely honoured to count her amongst the ranks of our stallholders.
We caught up with Hayley for a little natter.
Hello Hayley. Could you sum up Born Restless in one sentence?
Intriguing! So what sort of thing do you do?
One-off embroideries in re-claimed frames.
That’s right. I make affordable pieces of art with obsessive detail and a hint of the sinister.
So how did Born Restless start?
Accidentally. After graduating with a fine art degree I moved back home and wanted to continue making work in a way that wouldn’t ruin my mum’s carpets. Sewing was perfect because it was something I could pick up and carry around.
Now I live in Manchester and have a tiny bedroom and a hectic job, sewing keeps me busy when I miss friends and family.
I’ve never really set out to turn it into anything more than a hobby, but its been great to receive such positive feedback on my work.
Finally, what attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?
I do quite a lot of craft fairs up North, but I’ve always been keen to get more involved in the Derby creative scene. Derby’s my home town, and Swop n Shop is a great opportunity with a wide range of work – and its for a great cause.
With such ouija board and tarot-inspired embroidery, she’s clearly a woman after our own hearts!