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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 year 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 ...
1 year 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 ...
1 year ago

How to write a compelling artist newsletter

How to write a compelling artist newsletter
When I first started writing the TextileArtist.org newsletter I didn’t have a clue what I was doing! It was unfocused, unclear and, worst of all, it had no clear benefit to the reader. Over the time we’ve been sending it out, we’ve analysed our open and clic ...
1 year ago

10 reasons why you should be art blogging

10 reasons why you should be art blogging
If you’re a contemporary artist competing into today’s fast-paced market, you can’t afford not to be art blogging. Why? Well, you invest your work with value; time, money, emotion. That work deserves to be shared with the world. A blog is a fantas ...
1 year ago

Selling your art online with marketing expert Cory Huff

Selling your art online with marketing expert Cory Huff
Does the business-side of the art world drive you mad? It can be a vicious circle. You love to make but don’t have the time or inclination to promote what you create. Then, because the money isn’t coming in, you struggle to stay afloat. Trying to expand your re ...
2 years ago

Wendy Moyer: Tool kit

Wendy Moyer: Tool kit
Welcome to another edition of Tool kit, a series of articles where we take a look at some of the favourite tools used by professional textile artists. Each item includes a description of the tool itself. Wendy Moyer is a sculptural textile artist based in Mexico ...
2 years ago

Nathan Vincent: The mystery of creation

Nathan Vincent: The mystery of creation
Nathan Vincent is a fiber artist who lives and works in New York City. Using yarn and crochet and fiber techniques Nathan 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, ...
2 years ago

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor: From conception to creation

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor: From conception to creation
Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor is a printed textile artist and designer based in Glasgow.  The current scope of her practice embraces often large-scale, site-specific commissions for both public and private interiors, one-off works for galleries, and functional domestic ...
2 years ago

Mary Fisher: I touch, I hold, I feel….

Mary Fisher: I touch, I hold, I feel….
Author, artist, advocate, social entrepreneur Mary Fisher is a global leader in the arena of social change through positive thought and action. Her early experience first in public and commercial broadcast media, then in high-profile positions, she was the first fe ...

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