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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.

2 years ago

Alison King: The mood of Scotland’s wild places

Alison King: The mood of Scotland’s wild places
Textile artist Alison King trained at Edinburgh College of Art, originally as a painter. She discovered a passion for textiles through many years of teaching. Alison has exhibited extensively and her work has been collected both in the UK and abroad. She has recei ...
2 years ago

Lesley Richmond: Tool kit

Lesley Richmond: Tool kit
Welcome to the seventh 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. Here’s another look at the series so far: Anne K ...
2 years ago

Takashi Iwasaki: A visualization of an imaginary world

Takashi Iwasaki: A visualization of an imaginary world
Encouraged by his creative, supportive and open-minded parents, at the age of twenty Takashi Iwasaki left his home country, Japan, to study Fine Arts in Canada. As a student without a lot of income, embroidery seemed the right choice for him to investigate further, ...
2 years ago

Tilleke Schwarz: From conception to creation

Tilleke Schwarz: From conception to creation
Tilleke Schwarz makes fine hand embroidered work which contains images, texts, and traditional items. Typical of her unique work is the poetic character; a result of combining content, lively composition and sensitive, subtle use of colour. Tilleke studied Gener ...
2 years ago

Pat Hickman: A world of visual communication

Pat Hickman: A world of visual communication
When Pat Hickman first came upon a gut parka made by native people in Alaska, she saw how an animal’s inner membrane could be used as an outer protective skin. She then began her exploration with a similar inner membrane that became her signature material. Today ...
2 years ago

Sue Ferrari: Tool kit

Sue Ferrari: Tool kit
Welcome to the sixth 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, as well as its brand, model, and year. Here’s anot ...
2 years ago

Marion Strunk: What is a picture?

Marion Strunk: What is a picture?
Besides fine arts and art history Swiss artist Marion Strunk also studied psycho-analysis and is currently working as a professor at the University of the Arts in Zürich. Although Marion’s chosen medium is thread on photography, she sees herself neither as a ...

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