How to describe Abi? Let us Count the Ways
When small, Abigail Jackson made shoes from wallpaper sample books and lashed her brothers’ wooden building blocks onto her feet with string believing herself to be a geisha. In her bedroom she stitched gnomes on hankies and cut off the frills from her maxi dress to make clothes for Pippa the pocket-sized doll. In the kitchen her mum sat her on the draining board, put sellotape across her fringe and cut under it.
Abigail Jackson became one of a tiny handful of Daventry punks, who shuffling round town in bondage trousers from Seditionaries and handmade clothes coloured in with biro pens, held together with hundreds of safety pins. In her bedroom she made homemade Sid Vicious badges with pages from the NME and sticky back plastic. And planned never to have a proper job.
Abi K Jackson is the woman who designs, sews and makes for a living, breathing, all singing, all dancing proper job. In the between times she works as a freelance wardrobe supervisor for Belinda King and gets to travel extensively to some wonderful places. Upon returning home she stitches in her studio, works on community or school projects, plans workshops and collaborates. Welcome to her website, where you can explore the studio, book onto a class, or merely indulge your curiosity.
Follow Abi on Instagram @stitchandmakestudio.