Introducing New Designer Anna Higginbottom
Anna Higginbottom is Rare Earth’s newest designer and we can’t wait to introduce you! Catch her first show launching as a 4 Day Deal from Monday 21st August.
“I have crafted since I could hold a glue stick, my Mum has always crafted and we would craft together to make cards, gifts and decorations every Christmas. Mum also taught me to draw, paint and sew.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to work on the Tattered Lace design team three and a half years ago, and after six months I was asked if I would like to join the team full time. I quit the day job immediately and haven’t looked back! I am still amazed that I get to come to work and spend my time doing the thing I’m so passionate about.
I have lost count of all the different crafts I have tried! I’m passionate about learning, always striving to improve my skills, discovering new techniques and sharing that passion with others.
I have been stamping for about 7 or 8 years now, and it’s one of the techniques I come back to over and over again as it’s so versatile. I particularly enjoy using it in mixed media, combining it with other mediums to create depth and texture on my projects.
I studied art and design at college I my early twenties and that’s when my passion for crafting, especially paper crafting, really took off. I found that I also loved to design templates and make 3D paper models. This is a passion that I have been able to indulge in designing the templates for the Tattered Lace magazine.
My Rare Earth range of stamps and dies is inspired by my love of all things shabby chic, vintage and feminine. The versatility of this collection means it can be used to create anything from delicate and elegant cards to rich, textured and dimensional mixed media, altered art and home décor. Please join me for my debut 4 Day Deal show!”