Stitch

Embroidery in art is a wide-ranging technique as we’ve discovered chatting to textile artists who use it in its most traditional sense as well as those who put a more contemporary spin on stitch. Here, we explore the work of those practitioners using hand embroidery, machine embroidery and a wide range of more specific techniques including punch embroidery, blackwork, cross stitch and applique.

8 months ago

Jessica Tang: Tracing the silhouette

Jessica Tang: Tracing the silhouette
Jessica Tang was born and raised in San Francisco and is now based in South San Francisco. She went to Mills college for her BA in Studio Art and has exhibited at SOMArts, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and other venues in the Bay Area. In her... ...
9 months ago

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line
Noëlle Cup­pens is a ver­sa­tile artist who makes the ar­tic­u­la­tion of line the essence of her art. Her work is based on photographs she takes of chance encounters, disruptive situations or just scenes from everyday life. In addition, she collects texts, ...
9 months ago

Michelle Kingdom: Exploring secret thoughts

Michelle Kingdom: Exploring secret thoughts
Michelle Kingdom creates tiny worlds in thread, to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity ...
10 months ago

Cos Ahmet: Something made by hand

Cos Ahmet: Something made by hand
In 2015, Cos Ahmet completed a month long artist-in-residence post with Fabric Residency, situated in a former textile mill in Manchester, where he created site-specific installations using materials and yarns left over from the mills various pasts, symbolising the ...
10 months ago

Hilary Ellis: Frayed edges

Hilary Ellis: Frayed edges
Hilary Ellis has never really considered herself to be a textile artist as such, but rather as an artist who incorporates stitching, thread and beads into her artwork as a way of enhancing the range of mark making. She always works on paper rather than fabric but ...
10 months ago

Paula Chung and Karen Rips: A View Within

Paula Chung and Karen Rips: A View Within
Paula Chung lives in Zephyr Cove, Nevada on Lake Tahoe, where she studies nature and maintains her fiber art practice. Paula creates beautifully detailed tapestries taking flat black and white medical body images and bringing them to life. Her technique of using a ...
11 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 ...
11 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 ...
12 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 ...
12 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 ...

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