In 2002 Michelle was nominated ‘Best New Designer’ by the Society of Designer Craftsmen which praised her consummate use of colour and skilled construction techniques. In the same year, with the help of the Princes Trust and East London Small Business Centre, she set up her design business ‘ISOLYN’ and has since exhibited at a number of public and trade events in the UK, USA, Paris, Prague and Frankfurt. She now works mainly batch production for retailers in the UK and worldwide, along with commissions by architects and private individuals, designing for manufacturers and working with education programs, museums and community-based projects.
Isolyn design and make a range of interior and fashion accessories from the finest pure wool and felt. Products are adorned with bright and vibrant 3D felt motifs such as flowers, butterflies and leafs. Products include: Slippers, Cushions, Brooches, Wall panels, Bags and Purses. All are handmade in the UK.