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.

9 months ago

Alice Fox: The Textile Study Group

Alice Fox: The Textile Study Group
The Textile Study Group (TSG) is a group of nationally and internationally recognised textile artists and tutors, well known for innovative and challenging approaches to art practice and contemporary teaching. The objectives of the group are to cultivate and advanc ...
9 months ago

Mandy and Alice Pattullo: Drawing support

Mandy and Alice Pattullo: Drawing support
Mandy Pattullo is a textile artist and tutor, known for her textile collages. Her book was published by Batsford this autumn. Coincidentally, Mandy’s illustrator daughter Alice Pattullo also released a book this autumn: , a children’s picture book published by ...
9 months ago

Ian Berry: Behind Closed Doors

Ian Berry: Behind Closed Doors
Ian Berry creates melancholic urban scenes, often depicting a lonely or less glamorous side of city living. Even at touching distance, many viewers don’t realise that they are looking at many layers, and shades, of denim jeans. His success has been seen in many c ...
9 months ago

Flore Gardner: Looking, looking, looking…

Flore Gardner: Looking, looking, looking…
Flore Gardner is a visual artist and her practice explores drawing in different forms, from small diary drawings to embroidery and knitting to monumental installations of cord. The idea of line is essential to her work, be it the drawn 2D line or the embroidered/kn ...
10 months ago

Richard McVetis: The act of making

Richard McVetis: The act of making
Richard McVetis is a British artist-maker who studied constructed textiles at The Royal College of Art and is now best known for his meticulously embroidered drawings and objects. His artistic practice centres on his training as an embroiderer through the use of tr ...
10 months ago

Åse Ljones: Eliminating the extraneous

Åse Ljones: Eliminating the extraneous
After completing her Masters in textile at the Bergen Art Academy, Åse has established her own art studio and participated in exhibitions, both in Norway and abroad. In 1992 she received The Craft Prize from The Relief Fund for Visual Artists. Some of Åse’s ...
10 months ago

Yvette Kaiser Smith: Loitering in the shadows

Yvette Kaiser Smith: Loitering in the shadows
A full-time artist since 1994, Yvette Kaiser Smith has exhibited extensively at regional museums, art centres, and university galleries throughout the United States of America. She has also exhibited in U.S. Embassies abroad including Moscow, Ankara, and Abuja and ...
11 months ago

Brittany McLaughlin: The road to the Weaving Workshop

Brittany McLaughlin: The road to the Weaving Workshop
An artist, textile designer, and educator, Brittany McLaughlin is the creator of the online creative weaving studio, The Weaving Workshop,. She has gained experience teaching weave design at her alma mater, Philadelphia University where she was a Visiting Assistant ...
11 months ago

Caroline Bartlett: Embroidering the truth

Caroline Bartlett: Embroidering the truth
In her work, Textile Artist Caroline Bartlett explores the historical, social and cultural associations of textiles and their ability to trigger a memory. Imprinting, stitching, erasing and reworking, folding and unfolding become defining characteristics, whilst ...
11 months ago

Susie Vickery: Travels with my thimble

Susie Vickery: Travels with my thimble
Susie’s career centres on embroidery and textiles, both practical and academic. Her core skills were developed over twenty years as a costumier for theatre and film. Her focus over the last ten years, however, has been split between development work and fine ...

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