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2 months ago

Textile artists inspired by architecture

Textile artists inspired by architecture
Throughout the year we’ve taken a closer look at the materials and subjects that inspire some of our top artists to make their work extraordinary. From felt and wool to birds and landscapes, each article revealed what material or subject the artist is drawn t ...
4 months ago

Recreating with thread: 5 artists using found materials

Recreating with thread: 5 artists using found materials
As creative people, we are so often quiet observers, collecting items and objects that seem intriguing, interesting, beautiful or strange. Sometimes these found objects sit upon a shelf in a studio, workroom or kitchen. Occasionally, these bits and pieces make thei ...
7 months ago

Textile artists inspired by birds

Textile artists inspired by birds
We can often identify the work of an artist by a certain motif or idiosyncrasy. Birds have been featured in artwork for centuries and seeing our feathered friends composed in thread is endlessly compelling In this article, part of our Discover… series, we take a ...
8 months ago

The threads of time: 5 Amazing artists using yarn

The threads of time: 5 Amazing artists using yarn
Spinning fiber into yarn is such an ancient art that its origins are lost in the mists of time. The oldest recovered artifacts made with yarn are string skirts that date from up to 20,000 years ago. The craft is steeped in history and tradition. When a contemporary ...
10 months ago

Positive yarn: 5 amazing artists using wool

Positive yarn: 5 amazing artists using wool
Wool is a material favoured by textile artists for its ability to be shaped and layered. It’s often regarded as very traditional and homely, but when utilised in an inventive way, this soft, natural material can delight and surprise in equal measure. In ...
11 months 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 ...
12 months ago

Quilt creators: 5 contemporary quilt artists

Quilt creators: 5 contemporary quilt artists
The earliest known quilted garment is depicted on a carved ivory figure of a Pharaoh of the Egyptian First Dynasty, about 3400 B.C. The art of quilting has been a traditional practice in many cultures for many centuries. We often think of the American quilt; patch ...
1 year ago

Figurative textile art: 5 amazing artists

Figurative textile art: 5 amazing artists
TextileArtist.org has been growing since 2013 and our aim is to embrace the diversity of the medium and attract influencers from the world of textile and fiber; as well as bringing emerging talent to the fore, we are determined to honour established artists. A p ...
2 years ago

Landscape Textile art

Landscape Textile art
Landscapes have long been a source of inspiration for artists, but within the realm of textiles they take on a whole new life. The use of fiber, stitch, print and mixed media techniques opens up a range of possibilities for interpreting texture, light, colour and ...

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