Review

4 years ago

Top textile printing books

Top textile printing books
Textile artists and designers are increasingly working with mixed-media; many of our most innovative artists use textile printing to achieve stunning results in their art. Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor, Caren Garfen and up and coming textile artist Rachel Parker all crea ...
4 years ago

The Fine Art of Crochet: Book review

The Fine Art of Crochet: Book review
Gwen Blakley Kinsler’s latest book, , focuses on celebrating crochet as a highly versatile and exciting contemporary art form. It features the work and stories of 20 diverse modern artists, who have found success exhibiting in galleries internationally and ju ...
4 years ago

Exhibition review: Tide Marks – Alice Fox

Exhibition review: Tide Marks – Alice Fox
Textile artist Alice Fox is inspired by the natural world and detail of organic things. In 2012 she was the artist in residence at Spurn Point National Nature Reserve where where she developed her work based on coastal landscapes. Here, regular TextileArtist.org co ...
4 years ago

Exhibition review: Small Worlds – Anne Kelly

Exhibition review: Small Worlds – Anne Kelly
Artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly has been a featured artist and contributor to Textileartist.org. She has recently co-written her first book ‘’ with Cas Holmes and is a featured artist at the Jersey Textile Showcase in 2014. She is also artist in residence a ...
4 years ago

Essential art business books

Essential art business books
Great textile artists don’t necessarily make great business people. In fact, it’s clear from many conversations I’ve had, that many artists working in textiles feel that concentrating too much on selling and promoting their work takes them too far ...
4 years ago

Art in Action 2013 Review

Art in Action 2013 Review
Art in Action is inspired by a similar principle to our series of textile artist interviews; people find the artist’s or craftperson’s process endlessly fascinating. What’s unique about Art in Action is that it offers visitors the opportunity to s ...
4 years ago

Exhibition Review: Small Talk – The 62 Group

Exhibition Review: Small Talk – The 62 Group
A diverse range of high-quality work by members of the renowned 62 Group of textile artists is currently on show at the Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths, in London. The exhibition has been named ‘Small Talk’, although the work reflects big ideas and creativ ...
4 years ago

Top 10 machine embroidery books

Top 10 machine embroidery books
Many leading textile artists, such as Carol Naylor and Sue Stone use the sewing machine either alone or in combination with other techniques to produce the desired effect. Whether you are looking at embroidery for beginners or you want to develop your machine stitc ...
4 years ago

Exhibition Review: Sue Stone – Stuff and Nonsense

Exhibition Review: Sue Stone – Stuff and Nonsense
We were recently lucky enough to visit the private view of Stuff and Nonsense, a solo exhibition by textile artist Sue Stone. We decided to enlist the help of someone slightly more impartial to review the show, seeing as the artist in question also happens to be ou ...
5 years ago

Top 6 textile artist books: Our recommendations

Top 6 textile artist books: Our recommendations
Many of our leading textile artists, embroiderers and mixed-media practitioners have written excellent books or have had excellent books written about them. Whether it’s a tutorial style guide to stitch you’re looking for, a biography of an artist you admire, o ...

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