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6 days ago

Randy Walker: Thread held in tension

Randy Walker: Thread held in tension

Randy Walker originally studied Architecture at the University of Oregon and as an artist has completed temporary and permanent commissions all across the United States of America. The recipient of many grants and awards Randy’s work straddles precariously on several boundaries: solidity and transparency; structural stability and collapse; visibility and…

2 weeks ago

Gordano Textile Artists: Natural Selection

Gordano Textile Artists: Natural Selection

Gordano Textile Artists, from the Bristol area of the UK, is a group of 13 who have been meeting and exhibiting for 22 years. They first formed after the founder members had completed a four-year course in City and Guilds Creative Embroidery and wanted to remain together to meet and…

3 weeks ago

Cos Ahmet: From conception to creation

Cos Ahmet: From conception to creation

The core of Cos Ahmet’s work is centred on the body. Recurring themes of self, identity, sexuality, gender and memory, are emotive features in much of his work, displayed as a complex set of body dialogues. Since his successful exhibition Thread Is A Thought, supported by Theo Moorman Trust for…

4 weeks ago

Amanda J Clayton: The intimacy of hand-stitching

Amanda J Clayton: The intimacy of hand-stitching

Hand stitching has had somewhat of a renaissance over the last five years, however, it has always been an integral aspect of the work and process of textile artist Amanda J Clayton. The intimate connections that hand-stitch has with aspects of femininity and traditional gender norms are always prescient, however,…

1 month ago

Barbara Lee Smith: Viva Arte Viva, 2017 Venice Biennale

Barbara Lee Smith: Viva Arte Viva, 2017 Venice Biennale

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled Viva Arte Viva is now in full flow at Arsenale and Giardini venues, and in several locations in Venice, Italy. With 120 invited artists exhibiting, 103 of these are participating for the first time. An irresistible event for Textile artist Barbara Lee Smith who took herself off to the City…

1 month ago

Lesley Richmond: From conception to creation

Lesley Richmond: From conception to creation

Lesley Richmond was born in Cornwall, England and now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received her art teachers training in London and her MEd in the USA. She taught in the textile arts program at Capilano University, Vancouver from 1973 to 2003 while continuing her practice as a studio…

2 months ago

Bridget Bailey: Experiments in making

Bridget Bailey: Experiments in making

Bridget Bailey is known for her intriguing ideas, observations and very particular skills with materials. Over a career spanning almost 4 decades, Bridget has created pleated scarves for Liberty, designed and made hats for many clients including Jean Muir and Saks Fifth Avenue, and brought her Pea pod jewellery to…

2 months ago

Mary Fisher: Artists that inspire

Mary Fisher: Artists that inspire

Author, artist, advocate and social entrepreneur Mary is a global leader in the arena of social change through positive thought and action. Her interview with TextileArtist.org in 2016 was seen by over 6,000 people, many of which were moved to contact us: Singularly one of the most powerful, thoughtful and…

2 months ago

Irem Yazici: Embroidery in miniature

Irem Yazici: Embroidery in miniature

Irem Yazici was born in Istanbul Turkey. She studied public relations and advertising at Anadolu University. Irem says: I didn’t like my department and I didn’t want to work in an agency. I feared when I graduated, I would be sucked into a lifestyle that I did not want. So…

2 months ago

Priscilla Jones: Tool kit

Priscilla Jones: Tool kit

Priscilla Jones has been producing mixed media pieces since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. Her practice focuses on themes of identity, memory and nostalgia, exploring embellishment and stitch techniques that use fabric, wire, wax and porcelain. Priscilla’s work is exhibited across the UK, Europe and…

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