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Shona Skinner: From conception to creation

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation
Having trained at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Shona Skinner taught Art for 30 years, in Edinburgh and London. Her degree was in drawing and painting, and she came to working in textiles through her teaching experience. Inspired by the breathtaking land ...

Sue Hotchkis: Tool kit

Sue Hotchkis: Tool kit
Welcome to another edition of Tool kit, a series of articles where we take a look at some of the favourite tools used by professional textile artists. Sue Hotchkis looks at the relationship between natural elements and those man-made, such as the results fro ...

Bobby Britnell: Explorations with bark cloth

Bobby Britnell: Explorations with bark cloth
Bobby Britnell is a highly experienced textile artist and teacher who has always loved sewing. She became a member of Textile Study group in 1996 and is their current chair. She is also a member of the exhibiting group Through our Hands and is a Fellow of t ...

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line

Noëlle Cuppens: The language of the line
Noëlle Cup­pens is a ver­sa­tile artist who makes the ar­tic­u­la­tion of line the essence of her art. Her work is based on photographs she takes of chance encounters, disruptive situations or just scenes from everyday life. In addition, she collects t ...

Michelle Kingdom: Exploring secret thoughts

Michelle Kingdom: Exploring secret thoughts
Michelle Kingdom creates tiny worlds in thread, to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesti ...

Jane Neal: Artists that inspire

Jane Neal: Artists that inspire
After finishing school, Jane took a degree in Psychology and then worked as a social worker and later a counsellor with children and young people. When her children were small Jane enrolled on a City & Guilds Embroidery course, then continued this line of ...

Lindsay Olson: Tool kit

Lindsay Olson: Tool kit
Welcome to another edition of Tool kit, a series of articles where we take a look at some of the favourite tools used by professional textile artists. Lindsay Olson is an artist and teacher at Columbia College Chicago. She is known for her unusual residencie ...

Nadine Spier: A glorious journey

Nadine Spier: A glorious journey
Nadine Spier is an award-winning fiber artist and instructor. Her elaborately woven vessels and sculptures are displayed internationally in solo, invitational and juried shows. Nadine is committed to preserving this endangered art form through her teaching an ...

Gladys Paulus: The tactile nature of felt

Gladys Paulus: The tactile nature of felt
Originally from the Netherlands, Gladys Paulus studied Fine Art in painting before moving to the UK in 1995. In 2005 she first tried her hand at feltmaking after a chance encounter with a sheep farmer and some freshly shorn sheep. She instantly fell in love wi ...

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation
Since graduating from Goldsmiths College of Art with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Textiles, Karen Spurgin has worked as a textile designer for over 20 years. During this time she has built up a reputation for innovative design and inspiring new way ...

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