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

Leisa Rich interview: Free motion machine embroidery

Leisa Rich interview: Free motion machine embroidery
Leisa Rich is responsible for creating magnificent mixed media sculptures, using plastics, threads, fabrics, and other materials. Armed with a deep rooted sense of social justice, Leisa has overcome numerous personal challenges – including deafness – to ...
3 years ago

Ruth Lee interview: Text textiles and identity

Ruth Lee interview: Text textiles and identity
Ruth Lee is best known for her textile art, although she is also an experienced lecturer, having taught at Cumbria Institute of the Arts for 25 years. She is presently exploring new paths by combining traditional textile art processes and printmaking through digit ...
3 years ago

Siân Martin interview: The love of stitch

Siân Martin interview: The love of stitch
Siân Martin is an artist of many talents who studied Textiles at the University of Birmingham between 1969 and 1973. She followed in the footsteps of her mother to pursue a rewarding career in teaching the arts. In 1991, she founded Distant Stitch, and online pla ...
3 years ago

Alice Hume interview: Hand weaving textiles

Alice Hume interview: Hand weaving textiles
Alice Hume has narrowed her artistic focus on handcrafting her work in an effort to resist an increasingly mechanised future. From the southeast of England, Alice had her work featured last year in Candid Arts, an Islington London Exhibition, as well as as the Kalo ...
3 years ago

Hilary Bower interview: The feel of fabrics

Hilary Bower interview: The feel of fabrics
Hilary Bower is perhaps best known for creating extraordinary work through focusing on the ordinary and seemingly insignificant elements of life. Her art is created through quiet observation, often expressed with a combination of materials, such as wood and metal ...
3 years ago

Penny Burnfield interview: Mixed media sculptures

Penny Burnfield interview: Mixed media sculptures
Penny Burnfield is often thought of as a textile artist, but over the past couple decades, her work has taken on a number of different forms, including sculpture and pottery. Her work explores concepts that are often academic in nature, touching on history, archaeo ...
3 years ago

Pamela Campagna interview: Transforming old techniques

Pamela Campagna interview: Transforming old techniques
Born in Italy in 1977, Pamela Campagna is perhaps best known for adapting existing techniques into something all her own, particularly when working with threads, nails, magnets, rust, and wood. The result is a reflection of her nomadic attitude, a wonderful mix of ...
3 years ago

Fibreworks in Cambridge Review: Karen Darricades

Fibreworks in Cambridge Review: Karen Darricades
Fibreworks is a biennial juried exhibition featuring the work of Canadian artists working in the fibre art medium. The work is selected by authorities in the field, including curators, artists, and others knowledgeable about current developments in the medium. Thi ...
3 years ago

Nicola Henley interview: Weave, embroidery and print

Nicola Henley interview: Weave, embroidery and print
Nicola Henley is known for her work involving movement in natural spaces, often depicted in her art through the movement of birds. Having completed her degree at Goldsmith’s college in 1984, Nicola has spent the past 30+ years exhibiting her work across the U ...

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