Artist Interview

A range of interviews with contemporary textile artists. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with some of the world’s leading practitioners in this area and the range of techniques and styles covered in the interviews is varied and inspirational.

We’ve chatted to those producing textile art that’s experimental, abstract, and sculptural, landscape and figurative textile artists, fibre artists inspired by nature, those using recycled and found materials; the list goes on and on.

So take a browse through our textile artist interviews and you’re bound to find something to inspire, influence, or inform.

1 week ago

Randy Walker: Thread held in tension

Randy Walker: Thread held in tension
Randy Walker originally studied Architecture at the University of Oregon and as an artist has completed temporary and permanent commissions all across the United States of America. The recipient of many grants and awards Randy’s work straddles precariously on ...
4 weeks ago

Amanda J Clayton: The intimacy of hand-stitching

Amanda J Clayton: The intimacy of hand-stitching
Hand stitching has had somewhat of a renaissance over the last five years, however, it has always been an integral aspect of the work and process of textile artist Amanda J Clayton. The intimate connections that hand-stitch has with aspects of femininity and tradit ...
2 months ago

Bridget Bailey: Experiments in making

Bridget Bailey: Experiments in making
Bridget Bailey is known for her intriguing ideas, observations and very particular skills with materials. Over a career spanning almost 4 decades, Bridget has created pleated scarves for Liberty, designed and made hats for many clients including Jean Muir and Saks ...
2 months ago

Irem Yazici: Embroidery in miniature

Irem Yazici: Embroidery in miniature
Irem Yazici was born in Istanbul Turkey. She studied public relations and advertising at Anadolu University. Irem says: I didn’t like my department and I didn’t want to work in an agency. I feared when I graduated, I would be sucked into a lifestyle tha ...
3 months ago

Adam Pritchett: Stitch insects

Adam Pritchett: Stitch insects
Adam Pritchett is a British artist who studied Fine Arts at Coventry University focusing on textile sculptural forms, which developed into embroidery after graduating. His most notable achievement and personal highlight was appearing on Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade ...
3 months ago

Kate Wells: Fragments of splendour

Kate Wells: Fragments of splendour
Kate Wells has been an exhibiting artist for 30 years combining teaching with studio work and family life. Her work has been included in group exhibitions worldwide and is in private and public collections. Curating and running the Textiles Section at Art in Acti ...
4 months ago

Lucy Poskitt: Weaving the line

Lucy Poskitt: Weaving the line
Lucy Poskitt is a Canadian textile artist living and working in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied within the Interdisciplinary Program of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and on scholarship though the New York Stud ...
4 months ago

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process
Kim Thittichai is a textile artist and tutor living on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland. Having worked through most of the traditional techniques Kim finds herself drawn to experimentation and layering technique. She created and delivered her own course ent ...
5 months ago

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories
Louise O’Hara is a professional mixed media artist. Her work explores the richness of light, the colour and the texture that she sees around. Often focusing on rugged northern landscapes with brooding skies and lighter coastal scenes that are based on the me ...
6 months ago

Sylvie Franquet: Reconstructing with stitch

Sylvie Franquet: Reconstructing with stitch
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the Flanders region of Belgium functioned as the centre of European tapestry production, commended for their particularly large textile works filled to the brim with intricate, painstaking detail. Flemish artist Sylvie Fra ...

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