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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…

Discover the elegance of Folk Art

Discover the elegance of Folk Art

Anne Kelly is a Kent based artist, author and tutor. She trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London. She creates multilayered textile collages using vintage and reclaimed fabrics combined with machine and hand-stitching. She was an artist in residence at the Sussex Prairie Garden in West Sussex in…

Mary Carson: How hand stitch can heal

Mary Carson: How hand stitch can heal

2015 was very tough for Mary Carson. Early in the year, her beloved brother died from brain cancer and in December her mother passed away after suffering from Parkinson’s and dementia. Mary’s world was turned upside down and she struggled to escape her sad thoughts. That’s when she found sanctuary in…

Emily Tull: From paint to stitch

Emily Tull: From paint to stitch

Hailed by Small Business Saturday UK as one of the most talented artists they’ve ever come across, Kent-based painter Emily Tull has forged an enviable reputation for herself over the last 20 years – most recently for her embroidered images. Originally specialising as a painter in her Fine Art degree,…

Marilyn Rathbone: Going for the Gold in textile art

Marilyn Rathbone: Going for the Gold in textile art

Imagine tackling your next textile art project as an athlete would. Setting daily, weekly and monthly goals. Tracking your progress in meeting those goals. Researching and analysing what does and does not work. That’s exactly the challenge textile artist Marilyn Rathbone undertook when the Olympics came to London in 2012….

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