#InspiredBy: Jane Blease

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Jane Blease: Flexible wood veneer

With a background in both wood and textiles Jane naturally found herself combining the two to create a range of embroidered wood products from ash, oak and walnut. 


  • Investigate the work of Jane Blease further
  • Jane Blease uses a Flexible wood veneer material for her products. This wood is thin and flexible and it can be hand or machine embroidered or be used for appliqué and other types of decoration.  The holes can be created using a bradawl, drill, leather punch, or laser cutter. Do your own experiments with the material to find out how it might be used.
flexible wood veneer
  • How might these ideas inspire your own work. Don’t forget to credit where your original idea came from in your work. 
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maple veneer copy

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Get more ideas on using flexible wood veneer

Take a look at the ‘Stitches’ lighting collection by Spanish company Lzf. This uses a specially treated veneer called Timberlite to create a wood that is soft enough to bend and stitch. 

Practical activities and ideas are provided as a starting point only. Students should use these as inspiration as part of an iterative design process developing the idea further themselves. Credit should be given to the original source where appropriate.

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