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Fiona Rainford:

Fiona Rainford:
Fiona Rainford is a mixed media textile artist using a variety of techniques, the choice of which depends on the concept and the context in which she is working. Her work is often inspired by the natural world and natural processes related to the passage of ti ...

Nigel Cheney: From conception to creation

Nigel Cheney: From conception to creation
Nigel Cheney is an English textile artist who has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland for over 20 years. , 2013, published by Bloomsbury press and co-written with Dr. Helen McAllister is a recognized essential in textile education. His creative practice revolv ...

Through Our Hands Portfolio review

Through Our Hands Portfolio review
Through our Hands Portfolio is a well laid out, full colour soft back book which provides the reader with a snapshot of the textile world as it is today. The publication is an extension of the online magazine Through Our Hands, which was born out of one woman ...

Erlend Helling-Larsen: The intimacy of embroidery

Erlend Helling-Larsen: The intimacy of embroidery
Embroidery is one of the many media Norwegian artist Erlend Helling-Larsen uses. On pages torn from magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse, he clothes the naked women stitch by stitch. His work with embroidery has strong historical references. Contrasts aboun ...

Quilt creators: 5 contemporary quilt artists

Quilt creators: 5 contemporary quilt artists
The earliest known quilted garment is depicted on a carved ivory figure of a Pharaoh of the Egyptian First Dynasty, about 3400 B.C. The art of quilting has been a traditional practice in many cultures for many centuries. We often think of the American quilt; ...

Debbie Lyddon: Art that inspires

Debbie Lyddon: Art that inspires
Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker whose creative practice includes mixed media cloths, sculptures, installations and drawing. Her interest lies in how we perceive natural phenomena – air, wind, water, light and sound – in the environment. Inspir ...

Dee Thomas: Capturing a fleeting moment in time

Dee Thomas: Capturing a fleeting moment in time
It was with reluctance that Dee Thomas, who had always professed to disliking stitch, accompanied a friend to a meeting of the Embroiderer’s Guild. Up until then, Dee had only been familiar with traditional embroidery and it was a wonderful surprise to ...

Sue Spooner: Tool kit

Sue Spooner: Tool kit
Welcome to another edition of ‘Tool kit’, a series of articles where we take a look at some of the favourite tools used by professional textile artists. Each item includes a description of the tool itself. Sue Spooner is a tapestry maker and weaver based ...

Setting up a textile art group

Setting up a textile art group
A love and experience of handling textiles informs much of Barbara Cotterell’s current work. Recycled materials are her preferred medium, reflecting both a frustration with and a passion for more careful stewardship of resources. Barbara is fascinated b ...

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