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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.

11 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 ...
12 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 ...
1 year 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 ...
1 year ago

25 amazing WordPress themes for artists

25 amazing WordPress themes for artists
Almost 50% of art and artist websites on the internet are built on WordPress, an online, open-source website creation tool. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system available today.  Most websites built on ...
1 year ago

Fleur Andreas: From conception to creation

Fleur Andreas: From conception to creation
A potter for many years Surrey based Artist Fleur Andreas is a prolific designer-maker of woven textiles. Her inspiration is often drawn from the incredible colours and textures of nature seen in the stunning countryside around her small village of Peaslake. Fleur ...
1 year ago

Review: Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

Review: Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold
A Transformation Period In the introduction, Jane explains how to use this book to develop our creative strength. Along the way, we will discover powerful strategies and exercises which combine writing with practical creativity. Jane advises that whilst this book c ...
1 year ago

Recreating with thread: 5 artists using found materials

Recreating with thread: 5 artists using found materials
As creative people, we are so often quiet observers, collecting items and objects that seem intriguing, interesting, beautiful or strange. Sometimes these found objects sit upon a shelf in a studio, workroom or kitchen. Occasionally, these bits and pieces make thei ...
1 year ago

Susie Vickery: Travels with my thimble

Susie Vickery: Travels with my thimble
Susie’s career centres on embroidery and textiles, both practical and academic. Her core skills were developed over twenty years as a costumier for theatre and film. Her focus over the last ten years, however, has been split between development work and fine ...
1 year ago

A growing concern: Environment, community & textiles

A growing concern: Environment, community & textiles
Cas Holmes is a prominent textile artist, author and tutor of the seminal (2010). Her most recent publication was reprinted within 6 months of its launch in late 2015. It reflects her interest in creating narratives which respond to locality, community and people, ...
1 year ago

Susan Hotchkis: From conception to creation

Susan Hotchkis: From conception to creation
Susan Hotchkis constructs abstract forms ‘fragments’ to highlight the beauty found in the inherent processes of ageing and decay. The core theme of her work is colour, texture and surface, strongly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi. Her interest ...

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