Atypical Curiosities is a small online shop based in Manchester, UK.
I make mixed media embroidery art using materials such as; beads, sequins, watercolour and repurposed jewellery. I also use traditional embroidery techniques.
The jewellery elements I use are taken from broken pieces heading for landfill. I source these from second-hand shops and people who kindly donate their unwanted jewellery to me.
My name is Sarah, I'm 33 and I run Atypical Curiosities part-time. During 'working hours' I am an academic in an unrelated field.
I started selling my art under the name Atypical Stitch in 2017, where I make mixed media anatomy art, focusing predominantly on vulva and uterus art.
In April 2020 I created Atypical Curiosities as a place to share my alternative artwork. Many of my pieces are Entomology inspired, yet I also make oddities, nature themed artwork and some anatomy pieces.
For reviews of my work please see here.