Textile Design

1 month ago

Elisabeth Rutt: Stitched Textiles

Elisabeth Rutt: Stitched Textiles
Suffolk-based artist Elisabeth Rutt creates stitched textiles with an emphasis on form, colour and excellence of design. She trained as a painter and dancer at Goldsmiths, University of London and has tutored textile groups, mentored master classes and curated a C ...
2 months ago

Faig Ahmed: Remixing traditions

Faig Ahmed: Remixing traditions
Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed lives and works in his hometown of Baku. Since graduating from the Sculpture faculty at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in 2004, Faig has been studying traditional Eastern rugs; disassembling their artistic qualities and symbo ...
2 months ago

6 Textile artists using recycled materials

6 Textile artists using recycled materials
Recycling in art is not a new concept, but practitioners working with textiles seem to be discovering evermore innovative means of harnessing this abundant source of raw materials. The range of textile art being created from recycled or reclaimed goods is testa ...
3 months ago

Melissa Zexter interview: Embroidered photography

Melissa Zexter interview: Embroidered photography
Melissa Zexter creates embroidered photography. The combination of the immediate and constantly advancing medium of photography (using both traditional and contemporary digital techniques) and the meditative process of hand-stitch produces fascinating results. Mel ...
4 months ago

Bethany Walker interview: Cement & textiles

Bethany Walker interview: Cement & textiles
We were drawn to Bethany Walker’s work at the recent Knitting and Stitching show in London, not only because of its beauty, but because of the unusual combination of materials she uses to create her captivating pieces. The juxtaposition of cement and textiles ...
7 months ago

Erica Gray interview: Soft sculptures

Erica Gray interview: Soft sculptures
New Zealand-born Erica Gray’s background is in fashion, but she has been widely recognised in recent years for her contribution to the art world. She creates soft sculptures and wearable art and invites her audience into a world ‘cushioned from reality& ...
7 months ago

Spotlight on the Surface Design Association

Spotlight on the Surface Design Association
We recently recommended Surface Design Journal in our feature on top textile art magazines. For those who aren’t familiar with this enduring advocate for the textile arts, we invited SDA to tell our readers more about their association. SDA Digital Publicatio ...
8 months ago

Bella May Leonard interview: Sculptural embroidery

Bella May Leonard interview: Sculptural embroidery
We were introduced the the work of recent graduate Bella May Leonard at the Knitting and Stitching show 2013. She was selected by the Embroiderers’ Guild to have a stand in their Graduate Showcase Gallery; upon visiting the stand, we were immediately struck b ...
8 months ago

Spotlight on 5 contemporary textile artists

Spotlight on 5 contemporary textile artists
We’re lucky at TextileArtist.org; our audience is extremely passionate about contemporary textile art. Newsletter subscribers often get in touch to let us know about the work of modern artists that they find interesting or inspirational. We’ve featured ...
8 months ago

Velda Newman interview: Colour, shape & texture

Velda Newman interview: Colour, shape & texture
Velda Newman is a renowned quilt artist, writer and lecturer hailing from Northern California. She has become well-known for her exquisite craftsmanship in creating beautiful quilts, which are normally large scale and organic. As well as being exhibited internation ...

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