Penelope O’Connor is a Textile Artist living in a small hamlet in North Cornwall. Having loved fabric, drawing and embroidery since childhood, Penelope went on to experiment with print design, colour and quilting techniques during her BA Honours Degree in Textiles at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in the 1970s.
Since then Penelope has sold textile designs internationally and most recently exhibited at RHS Rosemoor, Devon, The National Trust, Cornwall Design Fair, The Cowslip Workshop, Cornwall and BBC Countryfile Live show.
Penelope’s love for finding beautiful, unusual cloth has led her to source fabrics from around the world, ranging from as close to home as her local suppliers, to as far away as Japan and India. After a recent visit to Southern India, Penelope returned with a suitcase full of fabrics including Mysore Silks and hand printed cottons.