Creative development

3 months ago

Textile art sampling 101

Textile art sampling 101
I don’t like buying shoes online. That may seem like a bizarre way to open an article about textile art but stick with me. Looking at pictures on a website, you can get a pretty good idea of the tone of the leather, the height of the heel, the detail of th ...
4 months ago

Case study: Transforming your textile art

Case study: Transforming your textile art
A rich inspirational seed. A seed that was planted when you were taught to sew. A seed that has persisted… but not quite blossomed? Maybe your love of textiles is stronger than ever, but creatively you still feel you’ve got a long way to go? Perhaps you s ...
5 months ago

Diagnosis: Artistic paralysis

Diagnosis: Artistic paralysis
How to get started and build a regular disciplined practice This is it. No excuses. Today is the day you start work on that idea that’s been brewing away for months! So you gather your fabrics. You gather your threads. You grab your pins and your needles and̷ ...
5 months ago

Are you a textile technique addict?

Are you a textile technique addict?
And why using too many techniques is killing your creativity Have you ever looked at a stunning piece of textile art beautifully presented against the crisp white wall of a gallery and thought Wow! How did she do that? How did that artist develop such mastery ...
9 months ago

How top textile artists use their sketchbooks

How top textile artists use their sketchbooks
Last month TextileArtist.org published an article entitled How to get started on a new piece of artwork which featured advice from a selection of our favorite collaborators.  The use of a sketchbook to facilitate this process was mentioned throughout so we thoug ...
10 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 ...
11 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, ...

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