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Nathan Vincent: Artists that inspire

Nathan Vincent: Artists that inspire

Using yarn and crochet and fibre techniques Nathan Vincent has produced a beautiful body of work which has been exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum to name but a few. His work is highlighted in the book by…

1 week ago

Kate Wells: Fragments of splendour

Kate Wells: Fragments of splendour

Kate Wells has been an exhibiting artist for 30 years combining teaching with studio work and family life. Her work has been included in group exhibitions worldwide and is in private and public collections. Curating and running the Textiles Section at Art in Action has been an important role in recent years….

2 weeks ago

Lucy Poskitt: Weaving the line

Lucy Poskitt: Weaving the line

Lucy Poskitt is a Canadian textile artist living and working in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied within the Interdisciplinary Program of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and on scholarship though the New York Studio Program. A relatively new weaver, practising for 8…

3 weeks ago

Lisa Solomon: From conception to creation

Lisa Solomon: From conception to creation

Lisa Solomon is a mixed media artist that moonlights as an art professor, workshop facilitator, and freelance illustrator/graphic designer. She is best known for her work that questions and deconstructs the meaning of identity through the exploration of mediums traditionally associated with domestic crafts. She received her BA from UC…

4 weeks ago

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process

Kim Thittichai is a textile artist and tutor living on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland. Having worked through most of the traditional techniques Kim finds herself drawn to experimentation and layering technique. She created and delivered her own course entitled Experimental Textiles. What was originally written as a 1-year course, quickly…

1 month ago

Textile archives: Inspiring the makers of tomorrow

Textile archives: Inspiring the makers of tomorrow

Andrea Aranow has had a lifelong passion for textiles. In the 1970s and 80s she travelled to Peru, China, and Japan, collecting garments and swatches and selling her collections to world-renown museums. In 1987 Aranow came to New York and set up a small studio, Andrea Aranow Textile Documents, selling…

1 month ago

Why the ‘I hope it works’ approach to creativity doesn’t work!

Why the ‘I hope it works’ approach to creativity doesn’t work!

And how a system can sustain your process I hope it works! I hope this piece is the one! I hope my personal visual identity will emerge this time! Isn’t hope marvellous? It’s that thing that gets you fired up at the inception of a new idea. The anticipation of…

2 months ago

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories

Louise O’Hara is a professional mixed media artist. Her work explores the richness of light, the colour and the texture that she sees around. Often focusing on rugged northern landscapes with brooding skies and lighter coastal scenes that are based on the memory of a place or a childhood holiday. Each…

2 months ago

Paulina Ortiz: Art that inspires

Paulina Ortiz: Art that inspires

Paulina Ortiz is an artist, designer, and president of the Ibero-American Textile Network. She received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts and is currently working as Professor of Textile Art and Design at the National University of Costa Rica. Read TextileArtist.org’s interview with Paulina…

2 months ago

Textile art sampling 101

Textile art sampling 101

I don’t like buying shoes online. That may seem like a bizarre way to open an article about textile art but stick with me. Looking at pictures on a website, you can get a pretty good idea of the tone of the leather, the height of the heel, the detail of the stitching….

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