British textile artist Debbie Siniska lives and works from her home in East Sussex, England. She works with recycled and vintage fabrics to make rag rugs, using traditional hand tools. She also uses the sustainable fibres of sheeps fleece to make felt clothing
Her project 'Creativity in Schools' has run successfully in primary and secondary schools for the past 10 years, and continues to be successful. She holds regular monthly workshops in East Sussex. Debbie also teaches at Colleges throughout the UK, including West Dean College, West Sussex. Debbie has worked with 'Creative Partnerships', and was sponsored by Kent County Council, and Brighton and Hove City Council to run her project in schools. Debbie has sold her work in National Trust venues, and exhibited at the V&A museum in London. She is listed on the Crafts Council Register of Makers U.K, is a member of the Sussex Guild of Makers and is also a member of the newly formed Heritage Crafts Association.
Debbie's book Rag Rugs - Old into New was published to coincide with her appearance on channel 4 television on 'Kirstie's Homemade Home' and is available to buy at £15 including p&p. Debbies work has featured in the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, and also in the Tate Gallery shop in London.