I have been painting and exploring various creative techniques for years but had never produced anything I really loved. And then I discovered corsetry.
Corsetry is 'art for the body'. It is modern, but nods to the past. It is sculptural; it beckons embellishment; the fit and comfort constantly challenge. I can indulge my addiction to haberdashery and vintage shopping - lace, fabrics, ribbons. Popping the boning into perfectly symmetrically-sewn boning chanels and seeing the structure come to life is exciting. And the most joyful part of all? Trying the finished garment on and marvelling at the resultant hourglass shape - the ultimate aim of this beautiful craft.
Caroline Woollin, February 2014
Update February 2018
I am still creating one-off bespoke corsets for clients of course so please get in touch!
Models and MUA's - Miss Tosh, Liv Free, Threnody in Velvet, Gingerface Model, Victoria Dagger, Miss Kelly Bakewell; Photography - Tigz Rice Studios, Liv Free, Iberian Black Arts, Chris Murray. Cage corset photos courtesy of the Underpinnings Museum and Tigz Rice Studios.