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3 weeks ago

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…

2 months ago

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,…

3 months ago

Patrizia Polese: 3D art of the loom

Patrizia Polese: 3D art of the loom

Initiated by her traditional Italian family’s evening ritual of communal embroidery and crocheting sessions, the textile art of Patrizia Polese today commands a place in international exhibitions with her 2 and 3-dimensional woven art forms. Using yarn, wire and other natural materials, she is inspired by creatures, plants and minerals…

4 months ago

Zetta Kanta: Impressionist wool

Zetta Kanta: Impressionist wool

Latvian born, award-winning fibre artist, Zetta Kanta, uses only natural fibres for her tactile wallhangings. Working from her home in Melbourne, Australia, she uses wool and silk to create impressionist-style, modern wallhangings and tapestries that resemble paintings, rather than a non-woven fabric. It was only after six years of travelling…

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