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2 years ago

Stewart Kelly interview: Drawing the human form

Stewart Kelly interview: Drawing the human form

With dozens of group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years, Stewart Kelly has certainly made a name for himself in the world of textile art. Stewart’s work observes and documents the human form, recording its contours and expressions. The drawn and stitched lines are an accumulation of observations…

2 years ago

Karen Casper interview: A designer and an artist

Karen Casper interview: A designer and an artist

Karen Casper is an internationally acclaimed artist and designer that uses embroidery, lace, and embellishment techniques in her work. She has been exhibited at the Lace and Fashion Museum and the Surprising Laces Exhibition. Thanks to regular workshops and demonstrations, Karen’s schedule stays full all throughout the year. The fine…

2 years ago

Annie Chen interview: Endless combinations of colours

Annie Chen interview: Endless combinations of colours

Annie Chen is the creative force behind LEMONNI. Although she was educated in biochemistry and psychology, she now explores her passion for patterns and colours from her home and studio in downtown Vancouver. She will be exhibiting at Surtex, which will be Annie’s first ever licensing show. Annie Chen shares…

2 years ago

Nigel Cheney: Tool kit

Nigel Cheney: Tool kit

‘Tool kit’ is a new series for TextileArtist.org. Each edition will explore some of the primary tools used by our favourite textile artists, including descriptions of the item, brand name, specific models, and year, if applicable. In this second edition of ‘Tool kit’ we get a firsthand look at some…

2 years ago

Virtual waves: Textile arts on Facebook by Carol Naylor

Virtual waves: Textile arts on Facebook by Carol Naylor

Carol Naylor is a contemporary textile artist specialising in machine embroidery. She creates unique, one off textiles by stitching directly onto canvas using a variety of rayon, cotton, woollen and metallic threads. Her stitched textiles range from small intimate pieces to large scale hangings. Carol’s work has been shown in…

2 years ago

Collette Paterson: OCA textiles tutor

Collette Paterson: OCA textiles tutor

Textile courses are offered by the Open College of the Arts covering a comprehensive range of media and techniques. The objective is to provide students with a solid foundation upon which their creative capacities will flourish. Starting with the exploration of core issues relating to textile art, students develop their…

2 years ago

Katie Khakpour-Smith interview: Sewing with colour and humour

Katie Khakpour-Smith interview: Sewing with colour and humour

Katie Khakpour-Smith, better known as Katie Jean Designs, is based in Hertfordshire. She produces original artwork using embroidery techniques and paint, along with some assistance from her golden retriever, Frankie. Her popular ‘ladies’ series was published as a collection of greeting cards this year, and will be available in shops…

2 years ago

Sue Rangeley interview: Bespoke embroidered textiles

Sue Rangeley interview: Bespoke embroidered textiles

Sue Rangeley has been creating unique works of art for fashion for more than four decades. She is perhaps best known for detailed free machine embroidery, beadwork, delicate silk appliqué, hand-painting, and an array of artful embellishments. In 2009, Sue was the recipient of award funding for ‘A Wearable Art’…

2 years ago

Alana Tyson interview: Large-scale fabric pieces

Alana Tyson interview: Large-scale fabric pieces

Alana Tyson currently lives in Wales, although she was born in Calgary, Canada. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006, and then moved to the United Kingdom the following year. Alana is currently Artist-in-Residence at Ruthin Craft Centre. This is where she created some of her…

2 years ago

Jean Draper interview: Hand stitched landscapes

Jean Draper interview: Hand stitched landscapes

Jean Draper is perhaps best known for 2D and 3D textile art, often the result of studying extreme landscapes in the UK, Australia, and America. What sets apart her work is the almost sole use of hand stitching, as well as ample research into the subject matter of any piece….

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