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Sorrell Kerrison: Exuberant brush-stroke portraits in stitch

Sorrell Kerrison: Exuberant brush-stroke portraits in stitch

Sorrell Kerrison makes stunning hand-embroidered, Fauvist-style expressionistic portraits. Each image explodes with colour and texture, giving life and movement to the subject’s face, hair and clothing. Her works require huge amounts of patience to complete; even the portrait backgrounds are often entirely hand-stitched. Sorrell completed a BA (Hons) degree in…

Learn to stitch textile landscapes like a master

Learn to stitch textile landscapes like a master

Cas Holmes is world-renown for her ability to combine the worlds of stitch and painting to create incredible textile landscapes. So when she published her book last October, it’s no surprise it was met with great excitement. Textile artists were eager to gain an inside look into her creative process…

Willemien de Villiers: From conception to creation

Willemien de Villiers: From conception to creation

Willemien de Villiers is a South African artist and member of the 62 Group. Her long career spans sculpture, painting and stitching. In her work, she often explores the themes of connectedness through nature as well as gender inequality, misogyny and patriarchy. In her stitched work, Willemien creates detailed, intricate…

Orly Cogan: Feminist fantasy on ‘forgotten’ fabrics

Orly Cogan: Feminist fantasy on ‘forgotten’ fabrics

An avid collector of vintage printed fabrics and found embroideries for over 20 years, New York fibre artist Orly Cogan uses hand embroidery to modernize their appearance, altering their original purpose and revolutionizing the story of the women who created them. Seeing herself as a collaborator with these female makers…

Imelda Connolly: Embracing creative confidence

Imelda Connolly: Embracing creative confidence

For the last twenty years, Imelda Connolly harboured a secret dream. The dream of becoming an artist. But with no formal training, she fuelled her passion by creating small textile collages in private, never finding the courage to share what she made. She would while away hours in fabric shops…

Julie Peppito: Making a statement through textile art

Julie Peppito: Making a statement through textile art

With an innate sense of political rights and wrongs and a deep empathy for humanity, Julie Peppito creates sculptures, collages, drawings, quilts and tapestries to depict a narrative, an idea, or to make social or political comments. Julie seamlessly integrates plastic litter, objects from nature and collected items along with…

Joke Lunsing: Questioning creative assumptions

Joke Lunsing: Questioning creative assumptions

In 2013 Joke Lunsing made a decision. To be kind to herself. To focus on her own passion for a while. During her recovery after a successful operation for a stomach, tumour Joke felt she had been given a second chance. She realised that she had been suppressing and ignoring…

Caroline Hyde-Brown: Delicate, Japanese-inspired embroidery art

Caroline Hyde-Brown: Delicate, Japanese-inspired embroidery art

Caroline Hyde-Brown’s fragile and beautiful texile art highlights the detailed craftsmanship of embroidery. Her work uses a mixture of media materials, but with embroidery as the focus. She produces delicately constructed trees and sews in dried flowers. Her work draws upon nature, reflective light and the seasons. She aims for…

Caren Garfen: From conception to creation

Caren Garfen: From conception to creation

Caren Garfen is known for tackling tough topics. She juxtaposes seemingly simple textiles with complex issues like eating disorders to create compelling and informative installation art. Caren’s art does not hang neatly on a wall. Instead, she creates provocative examinations of issues that especially affect women. Her latest installation art…

Ann Vollum: Finding freedom in stitching

Ann Vollum: Finding freedom in stitching

Ann Vollum has been an artist for as long as she can remember. As a child, she loved to paint and make things from felt and fur. But, although she had a yearning to study textile design, the adults in Ann’s life had different ideas. Her teachers (at what she…

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