Author Archives: Joe

5 months ago

Textile art inspiration in the digital age

Textile art inspiration in the digital age

Nothing can beat experiencing textile art ‘in the flesh’. Visiting an exhibition of tactile work created by an artist you admire offers an opportunity for discovery; pondering on the intricacies of a stitched design up close and personal, breathing in the detail, absorbing the craftsmanship. For enthusiasts of fiber, this inspiration is…

6 months ago

25 amazing WordPress themes for artists

25 amazing WordPress themes for artists

Almost 50% of art and artist websites on the internet are built on WordPress, an online, open-source website creation tool. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system available today.  Most websites built on the WordPress platform (including this very site TextileArtist.org) use premium WordPress themes…

10 months ago

How to write a compelling artist newsletter

How to write a compelling artist newsletter

When I first started writing the TextileArtist.org newsletter I didn’t have a clue what I was doing! It was unfocused, unclear and, worst of all, it had no clear benefit to the reader. Over the time we’ve been sending it out, we’ve analysed our open and click-through rates every month, listened…

10 months ago

10 reasons why you should be art blogging

10 reasons why you should be art blogging

If you’re a contemporary artist competing into today’s fast-paced market, you can’t afford not to be art blogging. Why? Well, you invest your work with value; time, money, emotion. That work deserves to be shared with the world. A blog is a fantastic way of connecting with people and those…

10 months ago

Selling your art online with marketing expert Cory Huff

Selling your art online with marketing expert Cory Huff

Does the business-side of the art world drive you mad? It can be a vicious circle. You love to make but don’t have the time or inclination to promote what you create. Then, because the money isn’t coming in, you struggle to stay afloat. Trying to expand your reach and…

1 year ago

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’s desire to stage…

1 year ago

Jane Dunnewold Part 3: Keep working

Jane Dunnewold Part 3: Keep working

As well as creating beautiful works of art, Jane Dunnewold’s passions include the psychology of artistry and meaning. As discussed in the second part of her interview with TextileArtist.org, she is especially interested in writing and making as integral aspects of the creative process. In this, the third and final part of our interview with this…

1 year ago

Jane Dunnewold Part 2: Scavenger hunt

Jane Dunnewold Part 2: Scavenger hunt

Jane Dunnewold is a professional artist, teacher, and author of  (Interweave 2010) and several other self-published books. She teaches and lectures internationally, and maintains Jane Dunnewold Studios in San Antonio, Texas. Her breathtaking designs have been exhibited worldwide. In part one of this 3-part interview, Jane told us about how her early life…

1 year ago

Jane Dunnewold Part 1: Making Time

Jane Dunnewold Part 1: Making Time

Jane Dunnewold is an accomplished artist, teacher and author based in Texas.  When “surface design” was becoming popular as a field, she founded the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest School of Craft in San Antonio, Texas, and grew the department from 3 classes the first semester to 16 classes ten…

1 year ago

3 years of TextileArtist.org: Joe & Sam’s favourite articles

3 years of TextileArtist.org: Joe & Sam’s favourite articles

Back in late 2012, myself and my brother Sam launched TextileArtist.org as a tribute to our mum and other practitioners working in this under-rated medium. Our aim has been to promote and elevate textiles as an art form. Originally we published a series of interviews with artists we admire from…

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