History

A series of articles exploring the history of textile art; we’ll cover vintage and Victorian textile art, world textile art, look at some of the innovators and influencers in the field and explore the history of specific techniques such as embroidery and crochet.

2 years ago

The best of Mr X Stitch: 5 cutting edge blog posts

The best of Mr X Stitch: 5 cutting edge blog posts
We’ve been longtime admirers of Mr X Stitch here at TextileArtist.org. Jamie Chalmers (AKA Mr X Stitch himself), has built a site that’s at the cutting edge of contemporary embroidery, and whilst there are some differences between his audience and ours, we all ...
3 years ago

Spotlight on the Surface Design Association

Spotlight on the Surface Design Association
We recently recommended Surface Design Journal in our feature on top textile art magazines. For those who aren’t familiar with this enduring advocate for the textile arts, we invited SDA to tell our readers more about their association. SDA Digital Publicatio ...
4 years ago

Textile artist Judith Scott: Uncovering innate talent

Textile artist Judith Scott: Uncovering innate talent
Two girls. Conceived in the same moment. Born within minutes of each other. Indistinguishable in many ways. But for one defining difference. In the 1940s, in a society that deemed their distinctions insurmountable, their eventual separation may have seemed inevitab ...
4 years ago

History of textile art: Gunta Stölzl (1897-1983)

History of textile art: Gunta Stölzl (1897-1983)
In the first of our history of textile art series, Martina Skender takes a look back at the extraordinary life and work of Gunta Stölzl. Gunta Stölzl was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving w ...

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