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5 days ago

Lauren DiCioccio: Fostering a conversation

Lauren DiCioccio: Fostering a conversation

Lauren DiCioccio is a textile artist living in San Francisco. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she received a BA from Colgate University where she studied art and art history. Lauren has shown her work at venues in San Francisco, including Jack Fischer Gallery, Intersection for the Arts, The Lab and…

2 weeks ago

Tracy A Franklin: Traditional embroidery with a crewel twist

Tracy A Franklin: Traditional embroidery with a crewel twist

Tracy is a self-employed embroiderer, specialising mainly in traditional embroidery including crewelwork, silk shading, and gold work. She manages her own studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City and teaches privately, and for the Royal School of Needlework. Along with this, Tracy has compiled three books on goldwork, white work, both…

3 weeks ago

Daisy Collingridge: The Art of the Squishy

Daisy Collingridge: The Art of the Squishy

Born and raised in Greater London since 1990, Daisy is an artist with an education in design and driven by craft. Since graduating from Central St Martins with a degree in fashion design, her practice has continued to revolve around textiles and fabric manipulation but has developed into the realms…

4 weeks ago

Christiane Maurer: Making a Double Weave

Christiane Maurer: Making a Double Weave

Born in Germany, Christiane spent most of her youth in Sweden, Luxemburg and South Africa. She has got a MA in Industrial Design from Universität der Künste Berlin and a PhD in Design from Delft University of Technology. Since finishing her studies, Christiane work’s as a designer, researcher and university…

1 month ago

Hanny Newton: The amazing qualities of goldwork

Hanny Newton: The amazing qualities of goldwork

Hanny is a hand embroidery artist specialising in contemporary goldwork. She teaches creative goldwork nationwide, including Embroiderers Guild groups, Ardington School of Crafts and most recently creating goldwork embroidery activities for the British Museum. In this interview, Hanny describes her artistic journey, from being encouraged to stitch by her Grandma…

2 months ago

Vivien Prideaux: The natural aspect of dyeing

Vivien Prideaux: The natural aspect of dyeing

Amid the picturesque setting of the historic quaint old Cornish town of Fowey where she lives, Vivien’s garden studio, with views over the harbour is a riot of colourful textured textiles. Lengths of silk, linen and cotton, hand-woven, naturally dyed. Warm cashmere shibori shawls, bright scarves, Japanese kimono silks, hand-woven…

2 months ago

Karen Goetzinger: From conception to creation

Karen Goetzinger: From conception to creation

Karen Goetzinger is best known for her finely detailed mixed media textile constructions. She combines her roots in quilt making and couture construction with a life-long passion for the urban landscape and architecture, Karen captures these instances through the perspective of treasured but fading memories. In this article, part of…

2 months ago

Judith Content: The infinite possibilities of Shibori

Judith Content: The infinite possibilities of Shibori

Judith Content has been a full-time studio artist since 1979. Her work explores the essence of an image, memory, or moment in time. She finds inspiration in nature’s landscapes, from coastal marshes to desert canyons and hopes the meditative quality of her work encourages viewers to draw upon their own…

3 months ago

Tapestry talent: 5 amazing artists who weave

Tapestry talent: 5 amazing artists who weave

The art of weaving has compelled and inspired makers for centuries to push the boundaries of their creativity. The interlacing of threads to produce woven art can often bring exciting results and its allure appears to be on the rise. In this article, part of our Discover… series, we remind you of…

3 months ago

Victoria Danville: Textile sculpture

Victoria Danville: Textile sculpture

Victoria Danville’s process is simple, she uses a range of traditional methods like sewing, weaving, knitting and printing, but with different more obscure materials to give a unique and original artwork each time. In this interview, Victoria talks to us about the various influences in her life that have shaped her artistic…

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