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Anne Kelly: The quotidian influence

Anne Kelly: The quotidian influence
Anne is an artist, author and tutor based in south eastern England. She trained as a fine artist in Canada, was awarded two consecutive Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation awards and travelled to the UK where she worked and trained in London at Goldsmiths Colle ...

How to write a compelling artist newsletter

How to write a compelling artist newsletter
When I first started writing the TextileArtist.org newsletter I didn’t have a clue what I was doing! It was unfocused, unclear and, worst of all, it had no clear benefit to the reader. Over the time we’ve been sending it out, we’ve analysed our open and ...

10 reasons why you should be art blogging

10 reasons why you should be art blogging
If you’re a contemporary artist competing into today’s fast-paced market, you can’t afford not to be art blogging. Why? Well, you invest your work with value; time, money, emotion. That work deserves to be shared with the world. A blog is a f ...

The threads of time: 5 Amazing artists using yarn

The threads of time: 5 Amazing artists using yarn
Spinning fiber into yarn is such an ancient art that its origins are lost in the mists of time. The oldest recovered artifacts made with yarn are string skirts that date from up to 20,000 years ago. The craft is steeped in history and tradition. When a contemp ...

Ann Roth: Art that inspires

Ann Roth: Art that inspires
Colour and pattern are at the heart of Ann Roth’s weavings. Long fascinated with fabrics and textile structures, she also observes repeated shapes and rhythms in the world around her. Rag rugs, quilts, historic textiles from many cultures and a fascination w ...

Ben Venom: Precious object hanging

Ben Venom: Precious object hanging
Ben Venom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally including the Levi Strauss Museum, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Charlotte Fogh Gallery and the Craft and ...

Annette Morgan: Tool kit

Annette Morgan: 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. Each item includes a description of the tool itself. Annette Morgan is an award winning textile artist, te ...

Jennifer Collier: Finding your artistic voice

Jennifer Collier: Finding your artistic voice
Jennifer’s work has led the way in the upcycling revolution in art and craft; a veteran maker of vintage material, investigating the re-used and recycled since 1999. “Giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away,” is centra ...

Karen Henderson: A mark of expression

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

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