Author Archives: Sue

10 months ago

Book review: Textile Nature 2016 by Anne Kelly

Book review: Textile Nature 2016 by Anne Kelly

There are many textile artists who are drawn to nature as a source of inspiration. In this book, Anne Kelly introduces us to a selection of some of those wonderful artists, makers and collaborative groups who reference the natural world in their work. From the first page the message is…

2 years ago

Book review: Natural Processes in Textile Art by Alice Fox

Book review: Natural Processes in Textile Art by Alice Fox

This book is a treasure trove of inspiration and ideas in which Alice Fox guides us through her methods of working with natural processes and gives us the encouragement to explore those processes for ourselves. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book has wonderfully detailed photographs of all my favourite things; meticulous…

2 years ago

Book review: Slow Stitch 2015 by Claire Wellesley-Smith

Book review: Slow Stitch 2015 by Claire Wellesley-Smith

In the 21st century, when life seems to be lived at an increasingly fast pace, it is refreshing to see a book entitled . Look inside and you will be encouraged to take a more considered and leisurely approach to your own creative technique. The slow movement, which started in…

2 years ago

Book review: Stitch Stories by Cas Holmes

Book review: Stitch Stories by Cas Holmes

Inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere. It’s all around us if we can just find the skill to look and to see. This book will certainly help you do that.  is the third book for Batsford by Cas Holmes. Her previous books are Connected Cloth 2013  co-authored with Anne Kelly…

4 years ago

Textile is alive!: Book review by Sue Stone

Textile is alive!: Book review by Sue Stone

Textile is alive! is a substantial 192 page book showcasing a wide range of textile art forms. It contains 1,500 vibrant images that illustrate all aspects of textile from cute crafts right through to fine art textiles. From innovative machine embroidery textile art to abstract fiber art. The book, which…

5 years ago

‘Textiles: The Art of Mankind’: Book review

‘Textiles: The Art of Mankind’: Book review

From its sumptuous silky cover with its golden text through its 570 pages with 1,058 full colour illustrations this book is an impressive and weighty tome. Its content covers world textiles of every conceivable kind delving into the history of textile art whilst exploring contemporary practitioners; art and artisanal, woven, printed,…

5 years ago

Knitting & Stitching Show: London 2012.

Knitting & Stitching Show: London 2012.

11th to 14th October saw the first of this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show opens at Alexandra Palace in North London. Alongside the vast array of both knitting and stitching supplier’s stands the show features galleries of both individual artists, and groups of artists’ work and runs a series of…

5 years ago

Knitting & Stitching Show: London 2012.

Knitting & Stitching Show: London 2012.

11th to 14th October saw the first of this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show opens at Alexandra Palace in North London. Alongside the vast array of both knitting and stitching supplier’s stands the show features galleries of both individual artists, and groups of artists’ work and runs a series of…

5 years ago

Tilleke Schwarz’s New Potatoes: Book review

Tilleke Schwarz’s New Potatoes: Book review

In this new book international textile artist Tilleke Schwarz describes her work as ‘one continuing story, a personal reflection of modern life’. New Potatoes is the sequel to her earlier book Mark Making and includes work from 2007 to her most recent work ‘Scratch’ 2012 which is featured on the cover. Starting with a…

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