Name: Christine Mason
Student Number: 516046
Studying: BA (Hons) Textiles
Location: South West France
I am English and everybody calls me Chrissie rather than by my full name Christine.
I live in SW France in an ancient stone house among the grape vines and the sunflowers and only 30 minutes from a wonderful beach. I moved here from the UK two years ago and I find it a beautiful inspirational place to live.
In the UK I used to have a business with my husband designing embellishments for the fashion high-street where I designed and created using embroidery, sequins, beadwork and with what ever product was in fashion at the time! It could be a rose corsage made entirely of zips or a delicate hand beaded piece of lace for a collar. We worked on a very commercial level, once the product was designed it went for bulk production in China. I really did “Eat, Sleep & Breath Fashion” and I loved every minute of it and although it was exhausting it led me here to France where I now have the opportunity to follow my passion for textiles. I love the creativity and diversity of the textile media and I am excited to see where this new path will lead me.