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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 ...
3 years ago

Subversive Cross Stitch: Book review

Subversive Cross Stitch: Book review
Julie Jackson became so dismayed with her day job that disguising her contempt for her ‘idiot boss’ was becoming increasingly difficult. She decided that ‘art therapy’ was the answer. This need for a creative outlet and her general dissatis ...
3 years ago

Book review: TextileArt Around the World

Book review: TextileArt Around the World
Marjolein Starreveld is an artist and editor for the Dutch magazine Textiel Plus. Here she reviews the latest book offering from Ellen Bakker and her team over at Textile-link. Textile-link’s TextileArt Around the World brings you the colorful world of textile a ...
3 years ago

52 + Much More from Fiber Artist, Ellen Schiffman

52 + Much More from Fiber Artist, Ellen Schiffman
Written by: Nancy Moore Ellen Schiffman has shown her award-winning work widely in local and national galleries. She creates wearables as well as art pieces for the wall.  The “52 Box Project,” a year-long project in which she filled a 9”x 9” box each wee ...
3 years ago

A technique for producing ideas

A technique for producing ideas
A technique for producing ideas by James Webb Young “Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” John Cleese Whether we’re already accomplished artists or just at the start of our creative journey – one thing is for sure – we’ll all hit the c ...
3 years ago

The best hand embroidery books – Part Two

The best hand embroidery books – Part Two
In the first part of our feature on the best hand embroidery books we selected a number of timeless classics by luminaries such as Constance Howard and the Royal School of Needlework. In part two we delve into some of the best contemporary publications available, ...
3 years ago

The best hand embroidery books – Part One

The best hand embroidery books – Part One
Hand embroidery is one of the most written about subjects of all the textile mediums – there have been so many books written over the years, each in varying quality and clarity, for different degrees of skill from beginners to experts. In part one of our pick of ...
3 years ago

Do you have the mind-set of a professional artist?

Do you have the mind-set of a professional artist?
‘Most of us have two lives. The life we live and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance’ Steven Pressfield –  As creative people working in any discipline know (whether you’re a writer, a visual artist, a designer, a dancer or, like ...
3 years ago

Top 10 quilting books

Top 10 quilting books
How do you find the right quilting book for your level and experience? We’ve divided our top ten into two sections; books for the beginner and books for the slightly more advanced art quilter looking to expand their range of techniques. There are books that ...

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