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.

3 years ago

Isobel Currie: Three-dimensional embroidery

Isobel Currie: Three-dimensional embroidery
Isobel Currie is is a three-dimensional embroidery artist living and working in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Since graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in 1990, her talents with threads and fabrics have flourished, eventually leading to membership of the 62 Gr ...
3 years ago

Liz Alpert Fay interview: Hand hooked art

Liz Alpert Fay interview: Hand hooked art
Liz Alpert Fay is a New England native and an outdoor enthusiast. She largely credits her family, especially her grandfather, for providing her with the creative inspiration to master hooking, quilting, spool knitting, punch needle embroidery, and several other tec ...
3 years ago

Rebecca Fairley: OCA textiles tutor

Rebecca Fairley: OCA textiles tutor
Textile courses are offered by the Open College of the Arts covering a comprehensive range of media and techniques. The objective is to provide students with a solid foundation upon which their creative capacities will flourish. Starting with the exploration of cor ...
3 years ago

Jane Neal interview: The meaning of marks

Jane Neal interview: The meaning of marks
Jane Neal is best known for her use of textiles to explore ideas related to human relationships, including communication, new beginnings, loss, and the sense of touch. She is one of four talented individual artists in the group Material Space, each member sharing a ...
3 years ago

Jodi Colella interview: Connection and identity

Jodi Colella interview: Connection and identity
From early childhood, Jodi Colella was fascinated with knitting, embroidering, and fibers – particularly the relationships between different colors and textures. Couple that with being raised in a highly artistic environment, and Jodi began her path to becoming ...
3 years ago

Ruth Singer & Bethany Walker: The collaborative process

Ruth Singer & Bethany Walker: The collaborative process
Interlace is a collaboration between textile artists Ruth Singer and Bethany Walker. Ruth is perhaps best known for her textile manipulation and Bethany for her mixed media concrete compositions. Together they explore the combination of delicate and manipulated ...
3 years ago

Jan Huling interview: Kilos of beads

Jan Huling interview: Kilos of beads
Born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis, Jan Huling began her career in product design, eventually exploring her true calling as a beadist. She holds a degree in fine art from the Kansas City Art Institute and started off her career in design with Hallmark Cards. J ...
3 years ago

Jools Elphick – The balance between hand and machine

Jools Elphick – The balance between hand and machine
Balancing hand-knitting with machine-knitting to produce a textile with substance, Jools Elphick uses a knitting machine with varying needle gauges to create pieces of head-wear for “the theatre of life”. She uses a range of different hand-finishing techniques ...

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