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8 months ago

Vanessa Rolf: Drawing with the thread

Vanessa Rolf: Drawing with the thread

Vanessa Rolf’s work explores maps, journeys, psychogeography, memory, memorial, inheritance, archiving and collections. She references found imagery and text to create layered narratives; this research is sometimes referenced directly but also through intuitive selection of colour, fabric and mark making with stitch. Vanessa is a visiting tutor in Textiles BA…

8 months ago

Jessica Tang: Tracing the silhouette

Jessica Tang: Tracing the silhouette

Jessica Tang was born and raised in San Francisco and is now based in South San Francisco. She went to Mills college for her BA in Studio Art and has exhibited at SOMArts, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and other venues in the Bay Area. In her…

8 months ago

Anne Kelly: Art that inspires

Anne Kelly: Art that inspires

Anne is an award-winning artist, author and tutor living and working in the UK and abroad. She launched her second book at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London, Dublin and Harrogate in the autumn of 2016. In 2017 she is an invited tutor for Fibre Arts Australia and New Zealand. Her solo exhibition…

8 months ago

Caron Penney: The traditional skill of tapestry weaving

Caron Penney: The traditional skill of tapestry weaving

Caron Penney is a master tapestry weaver, she studied at Middlesex University and has worked in textile production for over twenty years. She is both an artisanal weaver and an artist and has manufactured the work of artists from Tracey Emin to Martin Creed. Penney also creates and exhibits her own…

8 months ago

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation

Having trained at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Shona Skinner taught Art for 30 years, in Edinburgh and London. Her degree was in drawing and painting, and she came to working in textiles through her teaching experience. Inspired by the breathtaking landscapes of Shetland, Shona Skinner creates beautiful free-machine…

8 months ago

Sue Hotchkis: Tool kit

Sue Hotchkis: 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. Sue Hotchkis looks at the relationship between natural elements and those man-made, such as the results from erosion and human use. Whilst being aesthetically pleasing,…

9 months ago

Bobby Britnell: Explorations with bark cloth

Bobby Britnell: Explorations with bark cloth

Bobby Britnell is a highly experienced textile artist and teacher who has always loved sewing. She became a member of Textile Study group in 1996 and is their current chair. She is also a member of the exhibiting group Through our Hands and is a Fellow of the RSA. She was a tutor…

9 months ago

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line

Noëlle Cup­pens is a ver­sa­tile artist who makes the ar­tic­u­la­tion of line the essence of her art. Her work is based on photographs she takes of chance encounters, disruptive situations or just scenes from everyday life. In addition, she collects texts, words that she hears in passing on the street,…

9 months ago

Michelle Kingdom: Exploring secret thoughts

Michelle Kingdom: Exploring secret thoughts

Michelle Kingdom creates tiny worlds in thread, to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Decidedly small in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compressed compositions. While the work…

9 months ago

Jane Neal: Artists that inspire

Jane Neal: Artists that inspire

After finishing school, Jane took a degree in Psychology and then worked as a social worker and later a counsellor with children and young people. When her children were small Jane enrolled on a City & Guilds Embroidery course, then continued this line of study on the Stitched Textiles Diploma…

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