Laura Thompson is a designer maker who lives in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. As a child she acquired a love of fabric and the joy of creating from her mother. After a short-lived business career she chose to followed the path of her heart, exploring the ups and downs of an artistic life. When her children were small she earned her City and Guilds in Design and Embroidery from Urchfont Manor College , Wiltshire, UK - and she hasn't looked back.
Today she loves to design, create and make and to inspire others to do the same. Her work often reflects her strong sense of community and the shared humanity that makes us who we are. She uses a wide range of mixed media, but almost always begins with fabric and paint. She enjoys rich textures, vibrant colours and amongst her favorite creations are art dolls, journals, jewellery and clothing.
Listen with Your Eyes is her website where she shares her thoughts on creating, designing and making that is infused thoughtfulness and meaning.