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2 years ago

Sue Stone: From conception to creation

Sue Stone: From conception to creation

UK based artist and maker Sue Stone’s mainly figurative compositions connect people, place and time. They are frequently evocative and often funny or thought-provoking. Sue studied Fashion Design at St Martins School of Art and then Embroidery at Goldsmiths College in London in the 1970s. After many years working as…

2 years ago

Christina Hesford: To construct and deconstruct

Christina Hesford: To construct and deconstruct

Christina Hesford creates beautiful woven artwork. Some of her best work has been featured in galleries, including pieces that were commissioned both publicly and privately. A number of different Japanese craft concepts influence Christina’s work, including the repair aesthetic of kintsukoroi. Born in Indonesia and having lived in both Brazil and…

2 years ago

Emily Jo Gibbs interview: The immediacy of textiles

Emily Jo Gibbs interview: The immediacy of textiles

From lovingly observed portraiture to rigorously made, exquisitely detailed sculptural pieces, Emily Jo Gibbs’ work demonstrates mastery of technique, as well as a keen sensitivity for concept. The artist’s work can be found in several permanent museum collections including the V&A, London and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston. She…

2 years ago

Meta Heemskerk interview: Experimenting with metal

Meta Heemskerk interview: Experimenting with metal

For as long as Meta Heemskerk can remember, she has been attracted to creating art. The internet opened a vast collection of new opportunities to connect with others in the creative space, allowing Meta to further explore drawing, needlework, music, and a number of her other passions. Presently Meta is…

2 years ago

International working: A road well-travelled by Cas Holmes

International working: A road well-travelled by Cas Holmes

Cas Holmes is an acclaimed lecturer, workshop leader and writer, but is best known for creating her mixed media textile art combining colour, paint and stitch. Classically trained in fine arts, Cas enjoys the process of creating with scraps, leftovers, and found materials. She is a regular contributor to TextileArtist.org, travels extensively, and…

2 years ago

The best of Mr X Stitch: 5 cutting edge blog posts

The best of Mr X Stitch: 5 cutting edge blog posts

We’ve been longtime admirers of Mr X Stitch here at TextileArtist.org. Jamie Chalmers (AKA Mr X Stitch himself), has built a site that’s at the cutting edge of contemporary embroidery, and whilst there are some differences between his audience and ours, we all have one significant thing in common –…

2 years ago

Susan Beallor-Snyder interview: Manila rope sculptures

Susan Beallor-Snyder interview: Manila rope sculptures

With well over a decade of experience in producing hand fabricated jewellery designs, Susan Beallor-Snyder is a sought-after goldsmith. As her work has continued to evolve, Susan recently shifted her focus to creating natural manila rope sculptures. Susan is also an accomplished photographer, using the Manhattan skyline as inspiration at…

2 years ago

Ana Maier interview: Redefinition of space and time

Ana Maier interview: Redefinition of space and time

Ana Maier is perhaps best known for investigating territories, maps, horizons, and skylines in her work. She focuses on using paper and other mediums to create art that pushes boundaries and tests limits. Originally pursuing an education in biology, it wasn’t until experiencing the magic of a pop-up book at…

2 years ago

Neil Musson: OCA textiles tutor

Neil Musson: OCA textiles tutor

A broad range of artistic disciplines are offered through textile courses at the Open College of the Arts. These courses build a strong foundation for students to develop their artistic capabilities. By taking a deep and innovative approach to learning textile art, each student is encouraged to explore imagery and…

2 years ago

Anne Kelly: Tool kit

Anne Kelly: Tool kit

Welcome to the fourth edition of ‘Tool kit’, a new series for TextileArtist.org. In this series, we take a look at some of the favourite tools used by professional textile artists. Each item includes a description of the tool itself, as well as its brand, model, and year. Here’s another…

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