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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

Patricia Casey: Tool kit

Patricia Casey: 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. Patricia Casey uses photography, embroidery and crochet to create works that combine high end digital t ...
1 year ago

The art of felting: 5 amazing artists using felt

The art of felting: 5 amazing artists using felt
Featured image: Red Planet by Janice Arnold (Photo: Bob Iyall) Felt is one of the most versatile textiles. Many artists are attracted to this soft material because of its impact on the senses. It is malleable, durable and can transform and be manipulated into all ...
2 years ago

Priscilla Jones: Narrow groove

Priscilla Jones: Narrow groove
Priscilla Jones has been creating contemporary stitched mixed media pieces in 2D and 3D since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. She draws her inspiration from a variety of sources exploring the concept of identity, ...
2 years ago

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game
Fiona Rainford is a mixed media textile artist using a variety of techniques, the choice of which depends on the concept and the context in which she is working. Her work is often inspired by the natural world and natural processes related to the passage of time an ...
2 years ago

Through Our Hands Portfolio review

Through Our Hands Portfolio review
Through our Hands Portfolio is a well laid out, full colour soft back book which provides the reader with a snapshot of the textile world as it is today. The publication is an extension of the online magazine Through Our Hands, which was born out of one woman’s ...
2 years ago

Erlend Helling-Larsen: The intimacy of embroidery

Erlend Helling-Larsen: The intimacy of embroidery
Embroidery is one of the many media Norwegian artist Erlend Helling-Larsen uses. On pages torn from magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse, he clothes the naked women stitch by stitch. His work with embroidery has strong historical references. Contrasts abound in ...
2 years ago

Dee Thomas: Capturing a fleeting moment in time

Dee Thomas: Capturing a fleeting moment in time
It was with reluctance that Dee Thomas, who had always professed to disliking stitch, accompanied a friend to a meeting of the Embroiderer’s Guild. Up until then, Dee had only been familiar with traditional embroidery and it was a wonderful surprise to disc ...
2 years ago

Setting up a textile art group

Setting up a textile art group
A love and experience of handling textiles informs much of Barbara Cotterell’s current work. Recycled materials are her preferred medium, reflecting both a frustration with and a passion for more careful stewardship of resources. Barbara is fascinated by the ...
2 years ago

Pat Bishop: Intriguing to its essence

Pat Bishop: Intriguing to its essence
Artist Pat Bishop uses textiles as a medium because they provide a unique vehicle of interpretation with their vibrant colour, tactile nature and endless variety. Her work signifies the strength, beauty and simplicity of nature. Pat is a juried artist member of SA ...

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