Creative development

1 year 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 ...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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 ...
2 years 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 ...
2 years ago

Emily Jo Gibbs: Taking your work in a new direction

Emily Jo Gibbs: Taking your work in a new direction
Emily Jo Gibbs is a Textile Artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her exquisite work. She has received significant critical acclaim and examples of her work are in several museum collections including the V&A, Lond ...
2 years ago

Ali Ferguson: Working with a mentor

Ali Ferguson: Working with a mentor
Ali Ferguson is a maker, artist and teacher working from The Purple Thread Shed, her studio in Roslin near Edinburgh. She gained her degree in Textile Design at The Scottish College Of Textiles (now Herriot Watt University) in the Scottish Borders graduating in 198 ...
2 years ago

Isobel Currie: Organising your workspace

Isobel Currie: Organising your workspace
Isobel Currie is a three-dimensional embroidery artist living in the UK. Her passion for stitch and colour results in her remarkable work, revealing shape and form. A stitcher all her life, Isobel studied embroidery at Manchester Polytechnic, now Manchester Metrop ...
2 years ago

Christina Hesford: Do we all have creative bones?

Christina Hesford: Do we all have creative bones?
Hand weaver Christina Hesford creates beautiful woven artwork and has a particular interest in the traces of humanity’s passage on earth. Christina was born in Indonesia and lived in Brazil, before moving to England. She received her Foundation degree from Clev ...

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