Mixed Media

Several of the artists we talk to work with mixed media techniques which just happen to encompass textiles. Fabric is the most versatile of materials for artists and this section reveals the myriad of ways it can be manipulated, embellished and turned into something entirely new. We explore print techniques (screen-printing and digital print to name two), as well as the use of found objects, photography, embroidery stitches (both machine and hand) and a range of unusual and unique materials such as metal and wood.

2 years ago

Susan Beallor-Snyder interview: Manila rope sculptures

Susan Beallor-Snyder interview: Manila rope sculptures
With well over a decade of experience in producing hand fabricated jewellery designs, Susan Beallor-Snyder is a sought-after goldsmith. As her work has continued to evolve, Susan recently shifted her focus to creating natural manila rope sculptures. Susan is also a ...
2 years ago

Ana Maier interview: Redefinition of space and time

Ana Maier interview: Redefinition of space and time
Ana Maier is perhaps best known for investigating territories, maps, horizons, and skylines in her work. She focuses on using paper and other mediums to create art that pushes boundaries and tests limits. Originally pursuing an education in biology, it wasn’t ...
2 years ago

Lines of Communication: Prism at Hoxton Arches

Lines of Communication: Prism at Hoxton Arches
Lines of Communication was a Prism exhibition that ran between 20-31 May 2015 at Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London E2. Prism exhibition group was founded in 1999, and focuses on showcasing high quality fine art textile practice and craftsmanship. This guest post ...
2 years ago

Robin McCarthy interview: A zen process to embroidery

Robin McCarthy interview: A zen process to embroidery
Robin McCarthy began her art career in embroidery, designing clothing for major labels as well as contributing to the Jim Henson Creature Shop. She studied art at San Diego State University and graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design. Her fine art is best ...
2 years ago

Janice Arnold interview: The origins of Felt

Janice Arnold interview: The origins of Felt
Janice Arnold spends her time passionately pursuing a deeper understanding of Felt. Having spend a significant amount of time in Asia learning Felt from a high tech and industrial perspective, her current work projects an aura of sensibility. Although a successful ...
2 years ago

Polly Pollock interview: Unconventional basketry

Polly Pollock interview: Unconventional basketry
Polly Pollock may not think of herself as a basket maker, although her unconventional approach to basketry has earned her plenty of attention in the world of textile art. Formally educated at both Goldsmiths and City & Guild, Polly is now a teacher herself, off ...
2 years ago

Sue Rangeley interview: Bespoke embroidered textiles

Sue Rangeley interview: Bespoke embroidered textiles
Sue Rangeley has been creating unique works of art for fashion for more than four decades. She is perhaps best known for detailed free machine embroidery, beadwork, delicate silk appliqué, hand-painting, and an array of artful embellishments. In 2009, Sue was the ...
2 years ago

Alana Tyson interview: Large-scale fabric pieces

Alana Tyson interview: Large-scale fabric pieces
Alana Tyson currently lives in Wales, although she was born in Calgary, Canada. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006, and then moved to the United Kingdom the following year. Alana is currently Artist-in-Residence at Ruthin Craft Centre ...

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