Author Archives: charlotte

2 months ago

Bernie Leahy: Stitched lines and paint to interpret the human form

Bernie Leahy: Stitched lines and paint to interpret the human form

Bernie Leahy’s artworks combine techniques from all areas of art, bonded together with a love of life drawing. She makes use of a wide range of materials and processes including stitch, paint, bronze, plaster, gold leaf, diamonds, glass, text, silver, video and sound. Bernie explores themes of connectivity, passion and…

2 months ago

Melissa Zexter: From conception to creation

Melissa Zexter: From conception to creation

American textile artist Melissa Zexter combines her love of the technical aspects of photography with the more meditative process of embroidery. The results are unique, hand-crafted photographic objects that examine issues of identity, memory, personal experience and technology. Melissa began adding embroidery to her photographs after attending an artist’s residency…

3 months ago

Stacey Chapman: Lifelike portraits with recycled fabric scraps

Stacey Chapman: Lifelike portraits with recycled fabric scraps

Following her urge to create realistic portraits, Stacey Chapman creates images of people and animals using freehand machine embroidery and collage. Along with a running theme of portraits and fashion, she likes to collect and include found scraps of materials, each of which hold their own piece of history. After…

3 months ago

Anouk Desloges: Stitching mysterious themes

Anouk Desloges: Stitching mysterious themes

Anouk expresses her inner most emotions through stitch and mixed media. Finding your niche in a creative world can be fraught with challenges especially when living alone in a large and impersonal city far from family and friends. In this interview, Anouk shares with us the life-changing moments that influenced…

3 months ago

Isobel Currie: From conception to creation

Isobel Currie: From conception to creation

Isobel Currie’s love of thread and fine work was nurtured by her mother and developed in her studies at Manchester Polytechnic, now Manchester Metropolitan University. She creates breathtakingly intricate work using simple, traditional hand stitches, which she puts her own twist on by exploring their three-dimensional potential. In this article,…

4 months ago

Chloe Redfern: A creative voyage of discovery

Chloe Redfern: A creative voyage of discovery

Since completing her year of fine arts, Chloe Redfern has been on a creative voyage of discovery. The textile artist has tried everything from bookbinding to collage and believes that this has guided her creative practice; helping her to find her passion for hand embroidered hoop art. The daughter of…

Hello and welcome to TextileArtist.org

TextileArtist.org is a place for textile artists and art enthusiasts to be inspired, learn from the best, promote their work and communicate with like-minded creatives.

From the bookshelf

What the artists say

"Textileartist.org is an invaluable resource. I am constantly sending students there and sharing it with other practitioners".

Nigel Cheney
Lecturer in Embroidered Textiles at NCAD

"The beauty of TextileArtist.org is that whenever you visit you'll discover something that you didn't already know".

Rachel Parker
Textile Study Group Graduate of the year 2012

"TextileArtist.org gives contemporary textile practice a voice; leading artists, useful guides and a forum for textiles".

Cas Holmes
Textile Artist and teacher

"This website is exactly what we need in the textiles world. A fantastic inspirational resource".

Carol Naylor
Textile and Embroidery Artist

  Get updates from TextileArtist.org via RSS or Email