Rebellious Rags is the business name for creative textile artist Lynda Kinnard. Like many, Lynda adores creating textures, and for 20 years she taught Art and Textiles in Secondary Schools, and was an accomplished dress-maker prior to this. For the last 10 years Lynda has been working freelance as a Textile Designer, Tutor and Artist. With a focus on Free-Machine Embroidery and upcycling fabrics, and using traditional Rug Making techniques in an offbeat and unique way, Lynda creates bespoke commissions, wearable art and embellished homeware.
A recent addition to Rebellious Rags is Rebecca, Lynda’s oldest daughter. Rebecca always loved being creative as a child, but lost touch with her creative side as she focussed on her studies in Environmental Management. She currently works in Marketing and PR for ethical vegetarian food wholesaler Suma Wholefoods where she also cooks delicious vegan food for her colleagues in the free staff canteen. She will be helping in the day to day operations and is gradually taking a more active role in the creative side, to allow Lynda to settle into her newly acquired role of Grandma (Lynda’s youngest daughter now has a new baby girl).
We are passionate about the creativity that working with fabrics and threads gives you, and are always looking for new ways to use them. Helping others develop their creativity is what we enjoy most, and we always love seeing student’s enthusiasm as they find new ways of creating original pieces of work.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Love Lynda and Rebecca