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Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur
Gillian Bates has been working as a full-time textile designer since 2008 and has proudly exhibited internationally and more recently has created work specifically for John Lewis and the View from the Shard. In this interview Gillian talks about her early life ...

Lisa Solomon: Art that inspires

Lisa Solomon: Art that inspires
Lisa Solomon’s mixed media works revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, masculinity, femininity, and the pursuit of art as science and research. She is drawn to found objects, tending to alter them conceptually so that their meanings and original us ...

Talking about your work with confidence

Talking about your work with confidence
Originally from Canada, Andrea Graham is a multimedia artist based in San Diego, California, who exhibits, teaches and lectures globally. Her innovative use of both traditional nomadic and modern feltmaking techniques has been widely celebrated. Andrea uses a ...

Erin Endicott: Tool kit

Erin Endicott: 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.  Erin Endicott is a contemporary embroidery artist who studied textile design in Scotland, before moving ...

Bren Ahearn: Spin me a tale

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

Getting ready to exhibit

Getting ready to exhibit
Edge-textile artists Scotland has been dedicated to promoting excellence in contemporary art since its formation in 1999 when three textile art groups from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee joined forces. Since then the group has expanded to incorporate artists fr ...

Ann Brauer: The promise of sunrise

Ann Brauer: The promise of sunrise
Ann Brauer has been using the traditions of quilt making and contemporary concepts of art to create her unique abstract landscapes for the last 34 years. Each quilt is made of commercial cotton that she cuts and carefully pieces to create a statement that is l ...

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation
Mandy Pattullo lives in Newcastle upon Tyne but produces her work in a studio set in a rural location close to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. She originally trained as a surface pattern designer for interior textiles and this background of research into p ...

Kent Henricksen: The buzz of the hive

Kent Henricksen: The buzz of the hive
Kent Henricksen is best known for his embroidered paintings on silk and his ceramic sculpture. The subjects of his figurative art don masks and elaborate costumes that transform their wearers into spirits, beasts, or ancestral beings. He has lived and worked ...

Textile artists inspired by birds

Textile artists inspired by birds
We can often identify the work of an artist by a certain motif or idiosyncrasy. Birds have been featured in artwork for centuries and seeing our feathered friends composed in thread is endlessly compelling In this article, part of our Discover… series, we t ...

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