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Case study: Transforming your textile art

Case study: Transforming your textile art
A rich inspirational seed. A seed that was planted when you were taught to sew. A seed that has persisted… but not quite blossomed? Maybe your love of textiles is stronger than ever, but creatively you still feel you’ve got a long way to go? Perhaps  ...

Bren Ahearn: Artists that inspire

Bren Ahearn: Artists that inspire
San Francisco-based artist Bren Ahearn’s embroidery draws from a variety of cultural references. His work appropriates recognisable symbols to question expectations about manhood and its assumed qualities of courage, vigour, and determination. Bren’s sampl ...

Diagnosis: Artistic paralysis

Diagnosis: Artistic paralysis
How to get started and build a regular disciplined practice This is it. No excuses. Today is the day you start work on that idea that’s been brewing away for months! So you gather your fabrics. You gather your threads. You grab your pins and your needles and ...

Hannah Streefkerk: Mending nature

Hannah Streefkerk: Mending nature
Hannah Streefkerk’s artworks are nature-oriented, inspired by natural elements such as water and land formations, trees, flowers and rocky landscapes. With a certain sensibility towards rhythms, structures and patterns, she extracts the essences of vario ...

Are you a textile technique addict?

Are you a textile technique addict?
And why using too many techniques is killing your creativity Have you ever looked at a stunning piece of textile art beautifully presented against the crisp white wall of a gallery and thought Wow! How did she do that? How did that artist develop such mas ...

Terra Fuller: The power of carpet weaving

Terra Fuller: The power of carpet weaving
Terra Fuller received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University. Her multimedia work, drawings, photographs, videos, carpets, and bask ...

Karen Henderson: Art that inspires

Karen Henderson: Art that inspires
Seasons, atmospheres and the time of day intrigue textile artist Karen Henderson. The connections between self, place, emotion and time are what fascinate her. She tries to recreate these natural occurrences, evoking emotions that she associates with them thr ...

Willemien de Villiers: An observer on the fringe

Willemien de Villiers: An observer on the fringe
Willemien de Villiers is a South African artist and writer, currently residing in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Her work is a dialogue between real and imagined microscopic biological phenomena, reconstructing the common cellular history of all living things through ...

Pauline Burbidge: Tool kit

Pauline Burbidge: Tool kit
Pauline Burbidge has been running her textile practice for over 40 years, as a textile artist, designer and quiltmaker. Recent one-person exhibitions include Quiltscapes & Quiltline showing at three wonderful venues, The Bowes Museum, Co Durham, 2015/16, ...

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 intuit ...

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