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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.

9 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 ...
9 months 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 ...
9 months 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 ...
9 months 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 ...
9 months 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 ...
9 months 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 ...
10 months 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, ...
10 months 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 ...
11 months ago

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur
Gillian Bates has been working as a full-time textile designer since 2008 and has proudly exhibited internationally and more recently has created work specifically for John Lewis and the View from the Shard. In this interview Gillian talks about her early life at c ...
12 months ago

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation
Mandy Pattullo lives in Newcastle upon Tyne but produces her work in a studio set in a rural location close to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. She originally trained as a surface pattern designer for interior textiles and this background of research into patter ...

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