Creative development

3 days 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 ...
5 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 ...
6 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 ...
7 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, ...
8 months ago

James Fox: Raider of the lost archive

James Fox: Raider of the lost archive
James Fox’s work strives to convey ideas and questions about our expectations regarding gender roles, work, culture and other aspects of our social and personal lives. Using machine embroidery and reverse appliqué techniques, he seeks to juxtapose pattern wi ...
9 months ago

Getting ready to exhibit

Getting ready to exhibit
Edge-textile artists Scotland has been dedicated to promoting excellence in contemporary art since its formation in 1999 when three textile art groups from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee joined forces. Since then the group has expanded to incorporate artists from ac ...
10 months ago

How diverse textile artists respond to a common prompt

How diverse textile artists respond to a common prompt
Responding to specific environments is familiar territory for solo artists in residence. But what happens when 9 very different artists are given the same prompt for the creation of new work? The Brunel Broderers are a group of artists living in the south west of E ...
11 months ago

Jennifer Collier: Finding your artistic voice

Jennifer Collier: Finding your artistic voice
Jennifer’s work has led the way in the upcycling revolution in art and craft; a veteran maker of vintage material, investigating the re-used and recycled since 1999. “Giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away,” is central to ...
1 year ago

Anne Kelly: Portraits in Textile Art

Anne Kelly: Portraits in Textile Art
Artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly has been a featured artist and writer of several popular articles for Textileartist.org. Anne is currently editing ‘Textile Nature’ (Batsford), her second book, which is due out in the autumn of 2016. She is preparing for its ...

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