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2 days ago

Nadine Spier: A glorious journey

Nadine Spier: A glorious journey

Nadine Spier is an award-winning fiber artist and instructor. Her elaborately woven vessels and sculptures are displayed internationally in solo, invitational and juried shows. Nadine is committed to preserving this endangered art form through her teaching and breaking new ground in contemporary basketry. She has an impressive record of exhibitions, commissions…

1 week ago

Gladys Paulus: The tactile nature of felt

Gladys Paulus: The tactile nature of felt

Originally from the Netherlands, Gladys Paulus studied Fine Art in painting before moving to the UK in 1995. In 2005 she first tried her hand at feltmaking after a chance encounter with a sheep farmer and some freshly shorn sheep. She instantly fell in love with the rich and ancient…

2 weeks ago

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation

Since graduating from Goldsmiths College of Art with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Textiles, Karen Spurgin has worked as a textile designer for over 20 years. During this time she has built up a reputation for innovative design and inspiring new ways of using both traditional and…

3 weeks ago

Cos Ahmet: Something made by hand

Cos Ahmet: Something made by hand

In 2015, Cos Ahmet completed a month long artist-in-residence post with Fabric Residency, situated in a former textile mill in Manchester, where he created site-specific installations using materials and yarns left over from the mills various pasts, symbolising the mill as a body. In the same year, Cos was shortlisted for…

4 weeks ago

Bethan Ash: Art that inspires

Bethan Ash: Art that inspires

Bethan Ash is a textile artist living and working in Neath, South Wales. She has been making art quilts for a very long time and believes that quilts are tactile evidence that we were here and have left something of value, as a mirror of ourselves and our accomplishments. Her…

4 weeks ago

Hilary Ellis: Frayed edges

Hilary Ellis: Frayed edges

Hilary Ellis has never really considered herself to be a textile artist as such, but rather as an artist who incorporates stitching, thread and beads into her artwork as a way of enhancing the range of mark making. She always works on paper rather than fabric but sometimes makes collagraphic prints…

1 month ago

Sarah Symes: Tool kit

Sarah Symes: 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. Sarah Symes has had a passion for making art with fabric from a young age. She studied architecture at the prestigious University College London, before…

1 month ago

How top textile artists price their work

How top textile artists price their work

This month TextileArtist.org presents the third edition in a series of articles designed to debate the challenges you face every day as artists. Having dipped into the sketchbooks of a handful of our most popular collaborators and challenged a few others to reveal how they get started on a new piece, it’s now…

1 month ago

Paula Chung and Karen Rips: A View Within

Paula Chung and Karen Rips: A View Within

Paula Chung lives in Zephyr Cove, Nevada on Lake Tahoe, where she studies nature and maintains her fiber art practice. Paula creates beautifully detailed tapestries taking flat black and white medical body images and bringing them to life. Her technique of using a free-motion sewing machine which is capable of…

1 month ago

Susan Beallor-Snyder: From conception to creation

Susan Beallor-Snyder: From conception to creation

Susan Beallor-Snyder, an American artist born and raised in New York City, has come full circle after moving around the United States for much of her adult life. Back in New York she is putting her artwork front and center. The challenges in her life have informed the work that…

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