Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards.
Louise originally trained in fashion design and millinery and has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the world of character design. As well as original Felt Mistress characters Louise has also collaborated with a variety of other artists including Jon Burgerman, Ben Newman, Pete Fowler and Gruff Rhys (Louise created "John Evans" for the “American Interior” film).
Their work has been exhibited all over the world including shows in Tokyo. Osaka, Los Angeles, Mexico, Paris, Berlin and London and used in Fashion shoots, ad campaigns, music videos and films. In 2013 they were speakers and exhibitors at the prestigious international character design festival Pictoplasma in Berlin and later that year they staged their largest exhibition yet, The Hiber-Nation, at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. It featured Louise’s biggest creations to date including a 9ft tall "Hugger". Power Up! Simmer Down! exhibition opened in Tokyo in April 2016 and her latest book, Make Creatures with Felt Mistress, was published Laurence King later that year.
Clients include BBC, Coca Cola, Cartoon Network, Sunday Time Style magazine, Esquire, Skoda, Ogilvy & Mather, Stylist, Selfridges, Arla & Pictoplasma.