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blog - Jo Mabbutt

 Jo Mabbutt

  decorative artist and gilder of antique lace & crochet will be exhibiting with

The Art Shed Surrey at the Surrey Hills Christmas Fair.

  A celebration of local crafts and creativity with a fantastic selection of local Surrey Hills artists and craftspeople at West Horsley Place, West Horsley, Surrey KT24 6AN from Friday, 26 November to Sunday, 28 November, 2021.

  Opening times 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, booking details:


Jo Mabbutt is a decorative artist combining gilding, hand printing and painting to bring new life to antique and vintage lace and crochet. 

She uses various gilding techniques to create contemporary framed pieces, jewellery, fashion and interior accessories, cards and Christmas decorations.

'Lace is my inspiration and main material; using antique and vintage lace to refashion into precious pieces appeals to me. 

Intuitive exploration with materials has resulted in contemporary surface treatments, which gives my pieces a new fragility with jewel-like qualities.'


Jo collaborates with other designers who incorporate her materials into hats, fashion pieces and accessories.

  She also works to commission gilding and framing clients' treasured lace and producing framed and decorative pieces for show homes, private interiors and wedding anniversaries.











 visit her website at


Jo teaches a range of workshops at leisure and specialist levels all over the country and runs regular courses at West Dean College and Higham Hall.

She also gives talks to Embroiders Guilds and is an Arts Society lecturer




previous posts;


designs on eggs
chinese new year 2018
doris - the tail end!
lucie dodd
dominic mckeown
tracy lowry
niamh weaves
sarah noble
amy edwards
art & the seaside
summer celebrations
celebration letters
spring cleaning!
susan adams 2017
valentine cards
chinese new year
mend it!
transferglaze dolls plates
halloween 2016
molly meadway
toys tea party
bridget davies art
emily rose middleton
alice godwin
francesca gibbs
sofia rufin
nicole ferry
marmaduke london
ewa's spring flower inspiration
bird house
susan adams
sarah appleton
four corners cafe
festive foiling
hilary beattie 2015
halloween 2015
England colours
pirate pedalo
doll's house patio
sarah van reenen
ali reed 
jannine knight
clementina's fishshop
flutter designs
bridget davies
  mothers day 2015
foiled boots
doris at Christmas!
kim thittichai
ewa morawski
nova & lorsten
autumn 2014
jennifer gould
hilary beattie
mary yanke
father's day 2014
doll's wardrobe
name it, mark it
all sorts of eggs!
transferglaze egg
appliglue t shirt
  doll's house furniture
appliglue glasses case
craquelure heart
valentine's day 2014 
  christmas 2013
  halloween 2013
  summer in the garden 2013
  getting ready for summer 2013
  spring 2013
  easter 2013
  mother's day 2013
  valentine's day 2013