Sonja Bucherer ( SOBU )
I'm a north London based designer/maker. My speciality is mixing new, vintage, reused and recycled materials, combining different patterns and textures to create highly individual pieces. I have worked as a freelance textile designer (appliqué and embroidery) for international studios. My designs have sold to high street brands as well as exclusive fashion and interior companies worldwide.
I've always loved making things and enjoy the whole creative process: To come up with an idea - then cut, sew, knot, stamp, iron, thread, glue, label - whatever brings the idea to life. I'm an avid collector of fabrics, buttons, ribbons and other curiosities. Beautiful stones, driftwood, books, films, food...all sorts of bizarre discoveries are my inspiration. As well as creating designs commercially and for my own SOBU HANDMADE cushion, blanket and accessories collection, I have dedicated time over the past fifteen years to sharing and passing on my passion for the craft by running SOBU STITCH CLUB and craft projects at North London primary schools and community organisations. During the Pandemic I've developed and produced the SOBU STITCH CLOTH. A contemporary Embroidery Sampler to encourage mindful stitching and creativity. Suitable for all ages and abilities.