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 weeks ago

Vanessa Rolf: Drawing with the thread

Vanessa Rolf: Drawing with the thread
Vanessa Rolf’s work explores maps, journeys, psychogeography, memory, memorial, inheritance, archiving and collections. She references found imagery and text to create layered narratives; this research is sometimes referenced directly but also through intuitive s ...
5 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 ...
7 months ago

Regien Cox: Meetings in the Universe of the Strange

Regien Cox: Meetings in the Universe of the Strange
I am interested in the way memories are transformed and put into order, or disorder. Award-winning Norwegian artist Regien Cox’s conceptual practice builds on a lifetime of handiwork, learned in a childhood home where her family spent hours working in weaving, t ...
1 year ago

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game
Fiona Rainford is a mixed media textile artist using a variety of techniques, the choice of which depends on the concept and the context in which she is working. Her work is often inspired by the natural world and natural processes related to the passage of time an ...
1 year ago

Alison King: The mood of Scotland’s wild places

Alison King: The mood of Scotland’s wild places
Textile artist Alison King trained at Edinburgh College of Art, originally as a painter. She discovered a passion for textiles through many years of teaching. Alison has exhibited extensively and her work has been collected both in the UK and abroad. She has recei ...
1 year ago

Jane Dunnewold Part 3: Keep working

Jane Dunnewold Part 3: Keep working
As well as creating beautiful works of art, Jane Dunnewold’s passions include the psychology of artistry and meaning. As discussed in the second part of her interview with TextileArtist.org, she is especially interested in writing and making as integral ...
1 year ago

Jane Dunnewold Part 2: Scavenger hunt

Jane Dunnewold Part 2: Scavenger hunt
Jane Dunnewold is a professional artist, teacher, and author of  (Interweave 2010) and several other self-published books. She teaches and lectures internationally, and maintains Jane Dunnewold Studios in San Antonio, Texas. Her breathtaking designs have been e ...
1 year ago

Jane Dunnewold Part 1: Making Time

Jane Dunnewold Part 1: Making Time
Jane Dunnewold is an accomplished artist, teacher and author based in Texas.  When “surface design” was becoming popular as a field, she founded the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest School of Craft in San Antonio, Texas, and grew the department from 3 c ...
1 year ago

Pat Hickman: A world of visual communication

Pat Hickman: A world of visual communication
When Pat Hickman first came upon a gut parka made by native people in Alaska, she saw how an animal’s inner membrane could be used as an outer protective skin. She then began her exploration with a similar inner membrane that became her signature material. Today ...
1 year ago

Marion Strunk: What is a picture?

Marion Strunk: What is a picture?
Besides fine arts and art history Swiss artist Marion Strunk also studied psycho-analysis and is currently working as a professor at the University of the Arts in Zürich. Although Marion’s chosen medium is thread on photography, she sees herself neither as a ...

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