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Articles on TextileArtist.org cover a wide range of subjects including the history of textile art, best textile art books, websites, resources, exhibitions, galleries, textile design training, and events.

We also feature items by some of the world’s top textile and fibre artists offering insights into their range of textile art techniques and methods; artists using recycled materials, floral textile artists, artists inspired by travel and much more.

Advice from practitioners is also prominent, with articles on how to hang textile art, using sketchbooks, finding inspiration and submitting work to galleries.

1 week ago

Could sampling be your creative super power?

Could sampling be your creative super power?
Are you one of those textile artists who has constant creative epiphanies? When one artwork is complete, the muse magically appears to deliver a fully formed concept or design for the next. And does that ‘divine intervention’ stay strong and true as you sail th ...
1 month ago

Creating texture and pattern with stitch

Creating texture and pattern with stitch
Think of a piece of textile art you admire. Really see it in your mind’s eye. Picture the intricacy of the textures. The complexity of the patterns.  Do you feel daunted? Unable to fathom how to start building such beautiful textural effects? Such mesmerisi ...
1 month ago

Case study: Transforming your textile art

Case study: Transforming your textile art
A rich inspirational seed. A seed that was planted when you were taught to sew. A seed that has persisted… but not quite blossomed? Maybe your love of textiles is stronger than ever, but creatively you still feel you’ve got a long way to go? Perhaps you s ...
2 months ago

Terra Fuller: The power of carpet weaving

Terra Fuller: The power of carpet weaving
Terra Fuller received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University. Her multimedia work, drawings, photographs, videos, carpets, and baskets, ...
2 months ago

Karen Henderson: Art that inspires

Karen Henderson: Art that inspires
Seasons, atmospheres and the time of day intrigue textile artist Karen Henderson. The connections between self, place, emotion and time are what fascinate her. She tries to recreate these natural occurrences, evoking emotions that she associates with them through ...
2 months ago

Pauline Burbidge: Tool kit

Pauline Burbidge: Tool kit
Pauline Burbidge has been running her textile practice for over 40 years, as a textile artist, designer and quiltmaker. Recent one-person exhibitions include Quiltscapes & Quiltline showing at three wonderful venues, The Bowes Museum, Co Durham, 2015/16, and t ...
5 months ago

Paula Chung and Karen Rips: A View Within

Paula Chung and Karen Rips: A View Within
Paula Chung lives in Zephyr Cove, Nevada on Lake Tahoe, where she studies nature and maintains her fiber art practice. Paula creates beautifully detailed tapestries taking flat black and white medical body images and bringing them to life. Her technique of using a ...
6 months ago

Mandy and Alice Pattullo: Drawing support

Mandy and Alice Pattullo: Drawing support
Mandy Pattullo is a textile artist and tutor, known for her textile collages. Her book was published by Batsford this autumn. Coincidentally, Mandy’s illustrator daughter Alice Pattullo also released a book this autumn: , a children’s picture book published by ...
7 months ago

Elise Vazelakis: Pushing the limits

Elise Vazelakis: Pushing the limits
Elise Vazelakis is an American artist, currently living and working in Los Angeles. She has had solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dubai. Currently, 8 pieces of her Woven Metal series is being exhibited in North Hollywoo ...
7 months ago

How to get started on a new piece of artwork

How to get started on a new piece of artwork
You know that feeling only too well; staring desperately at a blank page waiting for something to happen, for a spark to fly. This inevitably occurs at the start of a project when inspiration is in dire need. But rest assured you are not alone judging by a number o ...

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