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2 days ago

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process

Kim Thittichai is a textile artist and tutor living on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland. Having worked through most of the traditional techniques Kim finds herself drawn to experimentation and layering technique. She created and delivered her own course entitled Experimental Textiles. What was originally written as a 1-year course, quickly…

4 weeks ago

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories

Louise O’Hara is a professional mixed media artist. Her work explores the richness of light, the colour and the texture that she sees around. Often focusing on rugged northern landscapes with brooding skies and lighter coastal scenes that are based on the memory of a place or a childhood holiday. Each…

1 month ago

Paulina Ortiz: Art that inspires

Paulina Ortiz: Art that inspires

Paulina Ortiz is an artist, designer, and president of the Ibero-American Textile Network. She received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts and is currently working as Professor of Textile Art and Design at the National University of Costa Rica. Read TextileArtist.org’s interview with Paulina…

2 months ago

Ann Brauer: Tool kit

Ann Brauer: Tool kit

Ann Brauer has been combining the traditions of quilt making and contemporary concepts of art to create her abstract landscapes for the last 34 years. In this article, Ann selects 5 tools that she uses to make her beautiful designs. We learn about their place and importance in her practice, where…

2 months ago

Judy Merchant: Tool kit

Judy Merchant: Tool kit

Judy trained in Textiles and Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art in the 60s and 70s and after qualifying as an art teacher, her career took her away from her art practice. Ten years ago she returned to developing her own work and has exhibited regularly ever since. After…

3 months ago

Sylvie Franquet: Reconstructing with stitch

Sylvie Franquet: Reconstructing with stitch

Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the Flanders region of Belgium functioned as the centre of European tapestry production, commended for their particularly large textile works filled to the brim with intricate, painstaking detail. Flemish artist Sylvie Franquet is attuning herself with her own cultural roots. Franquet doesn’t create her tapestries from scratch; the artist…

3 months ago

Ruth Lee: From conception to creation

Ruth Lee: From conception to creation

Connecting the threads; creating a narrative through the language of textiles. Communicating ideas but not always telling the whole of the story. Intriguing; tantalising; posing questions; drawing in the viewer to invent their own storyline, which may or may not be the original intentions of the artist. This is the…

3 months ago

Bren Ahearn: Artists that inspire

Bren Ahearn: Artists that inspire

San Francisco-based artist Bren Ahearn’s embroidery draws from a variety of cultural references. His work appropriates recognisable symbols to question expectations about manhood and its assumed qualities of courage, vigour, and determination. Bren’s samplers are imbued with feelings of tenderness, innocence, and tongue-in-cheek wit. He uses textile crafts to explore…

3 months ago

Hannah Streefkerk: Mending nature

Hannah Streefkerk: Mending nature

Hannah Streefkerk’s artworks are nature-oriented, inspired by natural elements such as water and land formations, trees, flowers and rocky landscapes. With a certain sensibility towards rhythms, structures and patterns, she extracts the essences of various forms in nature and translates them into site-specific works of art. In 2014 Hannah won…

3 months ago

Terra Fuller: The power of carpet weaving

Terra Fuller: The power of carpet weaving

Terra Fuller received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University. Her multimedia work, drawings, photographs, videos, carpets, and baskets, have been exhibited in New York City, Chicago, and…

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