From Conception to Creation

Leading textile and fiber artists talk us through the evolution of a particular piece of work; the inspiration behind it, the preparation and research phase, the techniques and processes used to create it and its life since completion.

1 year ago

Debbie White: From conception to creation

Debbie White: From conception to creation
For many years Debbie has been intrigued by the patterns and symbolism ascribed to knots and netted patterns by different cultures around the world. She is currently creating textiles for her imaginary tribe. In this interview, which is part of our From conception ...
1 year ago

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation
Mandy Pattullo lives in Newcastle upon Tyne but produces her work in a studio set in a rural location close to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. She originally trained as a surface pattern designer for interior textiles and this background of research into patter ...
1 year ago

Pamela Campagna: From conception to creation

Pamela Campagna: From conception to creation
Pamela Campagna was born in Bari and after travelling and living abroad for 15 years has returned to the south of Italy. In 2006 Pamela moved to Seville, where she co-founded with Tori Scheiderbauer L-ABLE, an art and design studio, concentrating its graphic work o ...
1 year ago

Kirsty Whitlock: From conception to creation

Kirsty Whitlock: From conception to creation
Kirsty Whitlock is a mixed media textile artist who uses recycled and reclaimed materials as a response to the throwaway culture of consumerism. Her work is concept led and exploits the overlooked qualities of the selected printed materials. In this interview, whic ...
2 years ago

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor: From conception to creation

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor: From conception to creation
Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor is a printed textile artist and designer based in Glasgow.  The current scope of her practice embraces often large-scale, site-specific commissions for both public and private interiors, one-off works for galleries, and functional domestic ...
2 years ago

Brigitte Picavet: From conception to creation

Brigitte Picavet: From conception to creation
Brigitte Picavet is a textile artist who uses recycling alongside mixed-media techniques to create art of intricate beauty.  As a keen visitor of exhibitions and museums, Brigitte sees lots of beautiful and inspiring artwork made by famous predecessors as well a ...
2 years ago

Nigel Cheney: From conception to creation

Nigel Cheney: From conception to creation
Nigel Cheney is an English textile artist who has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland for over 20 years. , 2013, published by Bloomsbury press and co-written with Dr. Helen McAllister is a recognized essential in textile education. His creative practice revolves ar ...
2 years ago

Nicole Ladrak: From conception to creation

Nicole Ladrak: From conception to creation
Textile artist Nicole Ladrak continues to develop her style since graduating from college in 1984. Her work is figurative and portrays, mostly female characters and still-life subjects. The colorful final result always has a surprisingly strong spatial effect, esp ...
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

Carol Naylor: From conception to creation

Carol Naylor: From conception to creation
Carol Naylor is a contemporary textile artist who specialises in machine embroidery. Using a variety of threads she creates unique one off textiles by stitching directly onto painter’s canvas. Her work often describes grand landscapes and nature in stunning i ...

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