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Jean Draper interview: Hand stitched landscapes

Jean Draper interview: Hand stitched landscapes
Jean Draper is perhaps best known for 2D and 3D textile art, often the result of studying extreme landscapes in the UK, Australia, and America. What sets apart her work is the almost sole use of hand stitching, as well as ample research into the subject matter ...

Ruth Lee interview: Text textiles and identity

Ruth Lee interview: Text textiles and identity
Ruth Lee is best known for her textile art, although she is also an experienced lecturer, having taught at Cumbria Institute of the Arts for 25 years. She is presently exploring new paths by combining traditional textile art processes and printmaking through  ...

Siân Martin interview: The love of stitch

Siân Martin interview: The love of stitch
Siân Martin is an artist of many talents who studied Textiles at the University of Birmingham between 1969 and 1973. She followed in the footsteps of her mother to pursue a rewarding career in teaching the arts. In 1991, she founded Distant Stitch, and onlin ...

Alice Hume interview: Hand weaving textiles

Alice Hume interview: Hand weaving textiles
Alice Hume has narrowed her artistic focus on handcrafting her work in an effort to resist an increasingly mechanised future. From the southeast of England, Alice had her work featured last year in Candid Arts, an Islington London Exhibition, as well as as the ...

Hilary Bower interview: The feel of fabrics

Hilary Bower interview: The feel of fabrics
Hilary Bower is perhaps best known for creating extraordinary work through focusing on the ordinary and seemingly insignificant elements of life. Her art is created through quiet observation, often expressed with a combination of materials, such as wood and ...

Penny Burnfield interview: Mixed media sculptures

Penny Burnfield interview: Mixed media sculptures
Penny Burnfield is often thought of as a textile artist, but over the past couple decades, her work has taken on a number of different forms, including sculpture and pottery. Her work explores concepts that are often academic in nature, touching on history, ar ...

Robert Forman interview: Yarn paintings

Robert Forman interview: Yarn paintings
Robert Forman lives in New Jersey, USA and has been crafting yarn paintings since 1969. His technique involves gluing yarn, cotton, linen, rayon, and silk to hard, flat surfaces. Nearly two decades after developing his method, Robert discovered that the Huicho ...

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